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Government consultations

Government consultations

When Government consultations are held on important issues such as changes to social care law and welfare benefit reform, the FCSS responds on behalf of family carers and includes family carers' views.

We do this because it's crucial the government hears views from the perspective of family carers who have a relative with a learning disability.

FCSS responses to consultations


Carers Strategy - Call for Evidence:
In June 2016, the FCSS asked family carers to have their say about how the government could improve support for family carers, and submitted a response on their behalf. See the response here

Care Act One Year On Commission Call for Evidence:
In March 2016 the FCSS gathered and submitted family carers views about the Care Act to the 'Care Act One Year On Commission Call for Evidence'. See the response here


No Voice Unheard, No Right Ignored: a consultation for people with learning disabilities, autism and mental health conditions
Consultation closed 29 May 2015. Please click the link above to read the FCSS response.


Consultation response on the Care Act Draft guidance and regulations
A Joint response between FCSS, NFCN and NVFF was submitted in August 2014. It can be read here


Consultation on the PIP assessment Moving around activity
Consultation 24 June 2013 - 05 August 2013. 

For more information, the consultation document and the Government's response when it is published, go to the Government website.


Caring for our future: reforming care and support
Draft Bill Consultation 11 Jul - 19 Oct 2012.

A summary of response was published in December. See the caring for our future responses

In due course the Department of Health response will be posted on the Department of Health Website.

For overall information about the Caring for our Future draft bill, visit caring for our future.

Personal Independence Payment and eligibility for a Blue Badge
Consultation 9 Jul - 2 Oct 2012.  Government responded 25 Jan 2013.

See the Department of Transport response. ,

DLA reform and Personal Independence Payment: Completing the detailed design
Consultation 26 Mar - 30 Jun 2012. Government responded 13 Dec 2012

See the Department for Work and Pensions response.

Social Security Advisory Committee universal credit and related regulations: a call for evidence
Consultation 15 Jun - 27 Jul 2012. Report published on 10 Dec 2012

See the Social Security Advisory Committee response.

Personal Independence Payment: Second draft assessment criteria
Consultation 16 Jan 2012 - 30 Apr 2012. Government responded 13 Dec 2012

See the Department for Work and Pensions' response.  


Family carer resources

Our resources for family carers cover a range of topics, from benefits to holidays.

Family carer workshops

Find out about our workshops for family carers.