Government Consultations

When the government holds consultations on important issues, such as changes to social care law and welfare benefit reform, the Family Carer Support Service 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 recent 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.

Our response

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’.

Our response


No Voice Unheard, No Right Ignored: a consultation for people with learning disabilities, autism and mental health conditions

Consultation closed 29 May 2015.

Our response


Consultation response on the Care Act Draft guidance and regulations

A Joint response between the FCSS, the National Family Carer Network and the National Valuing Families Forum was submitted in August 2014.

Our joint response