8 in 10 people caring for loved ones “have felt lonely or socially isolated”

8 in 10 people caring for loved ones “have felt lonely or socially isolated” Jo Cox Commission on Loneliness shines a spotlight on unpaid carers  It’s time to start a conversation about caring, as new research from Carers UK shows more action is needed to support unpaid carers who feel isolated and lonely. Greater understanding from friends, colleagues, … Read more

Together for Adoption is coming

A new way of helping people who want to adopt is coming. Together for Adoption is the new service which will offer children and families in the region the support and guidance they need throughout the adoption journey. It brings together the adoption services for five local authorities – Cheshire West and Chester, Halton and … Read more

Multi-million fund reaches record number of adoptive families

Over £52 million has now been released through the Adoption Support Fund, which has helped 22,000 children. A fund launched to help struggling families who adopt some of the country’s most vulnerable children has reached almost 18,000 homes, providing much-needed emotional support. Announcing the success of the Adoption Support Fund on Wednesday (2 August), Minister for … Read more

Call for more funding for domestic abuse support

Local Government minister Lord Bourne has been lobbied by over the need for increased funding to tackle domestic abuse in Merseyside. Liverpool, Knowsley, Sefton and Wirral have received Government funding for a pilot project to offer a specialist accommodation based support package to families fleeing domestic abuse, rather than having to go to a refuge. … Read more

Government announces additional support for social care providers

Government announces measures to temporarily suspend minimum wage enforcement activity for social care sleep-in shift pay. The government today (26 July 2017) announced it has temporarily suspended enforcement activity and is waiving historic financial penalties against employers concerning sleep-in shift pay in the social care sector. Ministers have worked closely with the sector in response to … Read more