The Department of Health & Social Care published its review of the 2018 Carers Action Plan, on 23rd July 2019. It reviews the actions planned in 2018 and the progress made. The review flags up in particular three programmes which made major progress.

• NHS England and the Care Quality Commission launching their quality standards for carer-friendly GP practices,
• The Department of Health and Social Care have funded the Social Care Institute for Excellence to establish some best practice guidance for Local Authorities, Clinical
Commissioning Groups and other commissioners on carers breaks and respite care. This has now been published.
• The Government Equalities Office have awarded sixteen grants to organisations to help support those who have taken time out due to caring responsibilities to return to
work.

Download the document here   Carers_Action_Plan_progress_report (1)