Government suspends Work Focused Health Related Assessment

The Westminster Government has announced plans to suspend the Work Focused Health Related Assessment (WFHRA) from July 19th and to “begin reassessing claimants currently in receipt of incapacity benefits for possible entitlement to Employment and Support beginning in October 2010.”

“Carers missing out on respite and worse off financially.”

A survey issued by Carers Wales to coincide with Carers Week (June 14 – 20) has found that more than three quarters of people in Wales looking after an ill, frail or disabled loved one said they did not have a life outside of their caring role.

Universities announce PsyCymru study

Plans to set up a new Welsh Assembly Government-funded study to help with the understanding of bipolar disorder and schizophrenia have been announced by Swansea, Cardiff and Bangor universities.