Carers groups urge PCTs to spend cash on short breaks

July 2009
Community Care;7/9/2009, Issue 1778, p7
The article reports that carers in England are being denied short breaks promised under the national carers strategy because dedicated NHS funding is not being spent on services. Under the strategy, primary care trusts (PCTs) have been allocated 50m pound in 2009-2010 to provide planned and emergency breaks, with a further 100m pound due in 2010-2011. However, chief executive of Carers UK, Imelda Redmond said there was no evidence that the funding was being spent on its intended purpose.


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