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Carers: Advisory Services

Volume 486: debated on Monday 12 January 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Health whether his Department's carers’ information service and helpline have been established. (245731)

The website will go live toward the end of January 2009, with some 200 pages of information and another 600 pages will be added by the end of March 2009.

The Department has awarded a contract to bss (a charity that specialises in not-for-profit helplines) to provide the helpline (available by phone, e-mail and post). It is anticipated that the helpline will be in place in April 2009.