Independent Age response to The Department of Health’s Supporting working carers August 27th, 2013 admin Latest News Shares Comments Independent Age Director of Care Services, Ian Buchan, said: “This is a timely report given the wider changes to the care system and demonstrates the economic case for providing good quality care as well as supporting individuals in the workplace. It’s a reminder that social care isn’t just an individual need, but affects the lives of relatives, friends and their employers. We strongly welcome encouraging more employers to see the benefits of offering support to employees with caring responsibilities, including flexible working.” “However, more needs to be done to better equip people with caring responsibilities with the information and advice they need to make decisions about how much support they can provide. Local authorities need to provide straightforward information on precisely what can be expected from the assessment process for the carer and the ‘cared for’. They should also provide a level of care which reassures those making difficult decisions about taking on caring responsibilities, that their loved one will receive good quality, flexible, compassionate care.” Submit News Contact us with your community, business or sport news. Phone 07930717137 Email [email protected] Twitter www.twitter.com/onthespot_news Related Comments comments!