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Timescales for adult carer support plans and young carer statements: consultation analysis

Published: 19 Aug 2019

Analysis of the consultation on timescales for adult carer support plans and young carer statements for carers of terminally ill persons. This analysis will help inform the development of the terminal illness regulations under the Carers Act 2016.

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Timescales for adult carer support plans and young carer statements: consultation analysis
Consultation Paper Question 2

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Consultation Paper Question 2

Question 2a: Do you agree with the proposal that the time limits in regulations would be triggered, when the authority receives information to indicate that a carer is caring for a person with a terminal illness?

We received 45 responses to this question.

Response Total % of total Breakdown
Individuals Statutory organisations Non-statutory organisations
Agree 37 82% 19 12 6
Disagree 8 18% 4 4 0

There was a clear majority in favour of this proposal across all sectors. Where responses identified reasons for their agreement, by far the most popular was:

  • Enabling early support for the carer. (12 responses)

Of the 8 responses disagreeing the clear reason for the majority, including all 4 from statutory organisations, was:

  • Need to wait until carer has decided they are ready. (6 responses)

A further 3 responses which agreed with this proposal made the same comment.

Question 2b: Do you agree with the proposal that the time limits in regulations would also be triggered, when a carer who is caring for a person with a terminal illness requests an adult carer support plan or young carer statement?

We received 45 responses to this question.

Response Total % of total Breakdown
Individuals Statutory organisations Non-statutory organisations
Agree 41 91% 19 16 6
Disagree 4 9% 4 0 0

There was a clear majority in favour of this proposal across all sectors. Where responses identified reasons for their agreement, the most popular were:

  • Enabling early support for the carer. (13 responses)
  • Clock only to start when carer agrees to support plan. (9 responses)

Of the 4 responses disagreeing with the proposal, all were from individuals. There were no clear trends in the reasons they gave.


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