Law for Dementia Carers Covid-19 Survey
With Covid-19 changing the world, carers of people with dementia have been particularly affected by the pandemic. An understanding of the law, what it means for carers and their legal rights has become even more important.
A new Act of Parliament was passed on the 25 March called the Coronavirus Act 2020. Fast tracked through parliament in four days, the Act contains ‘emergency powers’ to enable public bodies to respond to the Covid-19 pandemic.
There is acceptance that emergency legalisation is needed at this unprecedented time, however Making Space and tide (together in dementia everyday) are concerned about how the health and social care aspects are being implemented locally and in the 4 nations of the UK.
tide and Making Space have been working in partnership on a project called Law 4 Dementia Carers. Our key concern is what impact the Coronavirus Act 2020 is having on the day to day lives of carers of people with dementia including their access to assessment and support.
We have launched a survey requesting feedback from carers on the impact that legal issues are having on carers of people with dementia at this current time. The survey is part of The Legal Education Foundation’s funded Law for Dementia Carers (L4DC) project. L4DC is helping carers to understand their legal rights and what the law might mean for them.
This survey is also interested in understanding whether there have been other legal issues which have affected your role as carer as a result of Covid-19. This survey is therefore looking at the period between April and July 2020.
You do not have to be familiar with the Coronavirus Act 2020 or whether any other issues are the result of Covid-19. Your answers to the questions below will allow analysis of the causes of the issues and problems you raise.
This survey is anonymous and the responses will be used to help to inform the 6 month’s review of the Coronavirus Act which is due in the autumn.
If you would like to be involved in a follow up interview, please include your details at the bottom of the survey.
The closing date is the 5 August. Click here to take part.
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