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Direct payments – a guide written by carers for carers

Following the success of the Carers Guide to assessment, and in response to regular concerns about the ground-rules for direct payments, a small group of carers have prepared a 'Guide to Direct Payments' which is now complete and which is available on this website and in written form from Maureen Connor.

Carers issues taken to the last LD Partnership Board on 19th November 2012

The carers issues presented to the last LD Partnership Board (which was a review of the year) are attached.

E-petition about carers allowance and state pension

Two local carers, David Mills Daniel and Jennifer Daniel, have set up a national e-petition about carers allowance and the state pension. The wording of the petition is as follows :

‘We regard as unfair and unacceptable the current position whereby carers become ineligible for carer’s allowance once they are in receipt of state pension. It is not as if caring responsibilities cease as a result of payment of state pension.

Expiry of National Concessionary Travel Scheme passes on 31 March 2013

As part of the English National Concessionary Travel Scheme there are a number of bus passes for disabled people which will expire in March 2013. Metro is keen to raise awareness as early as possible to those concessionary bus pass holders in West Yorkshire who might be affected by this.

The quickest and easiest way to renew passes is online at The process takes a few minutes to complete and passes are currently being posted out to home address within 7-10 days.


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