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Carers: Warrington

Health written question – answered on 6th June 2007.

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Photo of Helen Jones Helen Jones Labour, Warrington North

To ask the Secretary of State for Health how much carer's grant was allocated to Warrington borough council in each year since it was introduced; and how much of the grant was spent on services for carers.

Photo of Ivan Lewis Ivan Lewis Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department of Health) (Care Services)

The grant allocations paid to Warrington borough council as their share of the carers grant since 1999 are in the following table.

Carers grant Warrington 1999-2007
£ million
1999-2000 0.65
2000-01 0.157
2001-02 0.218
2002-03 0.264
2003-04 0.335
2004-05 0.418
2005-06 0.619
2006-07 0.605
2007-08 0.603

The grant is no longer ringfenced and the Department does not collect data about how much each council spends supporting carers. However, councils do have a duty to support carers and they should be taking their needs into account when planning and commissioning all services.

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