This ‘at a glance’ briefing looks at benefit changes that can make it easier for people who use services and carers to get involved in paid co-production/participation in health and social care. The benefit rates quoted are correct at time of publication (January 2019). Permitted Work rates are now revised in April to put them in line with the rates for the new National Living Wage. Read the full briefing here.
Carers have certain rights, legally defined in the Social Services and Well Being Act (Wales) 2014. The Track the Act survey was set up to monitor and gather information from carers themselves on how the changes to the law has affected them in reality. The information helps them continue to support carers in their work. If you’re a carer, please read more and fill in the survey here: https://www.carersuk.org/wales/news-campaigns/track-the-act