13 Jul 2020

Funded family care system under fire

From Morning Report, 6:18 am on 13 July 2020

The Government is quietly scrapping the controversial policy which pays family members to care for a disabled relative but the alternatives are being criticised as just as confusing and bureaucratic.

Introduced in 2013, Funded Family Care has been fraught with problems, including requiring the disabled person - who often lacked mental capacity - to be the employer.

Catherine Hutton reports new system is now under fire.