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Carers: Warrington

Volume 461: debated on Wednesday 6 June 2007

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. (139927)

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.