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Tell us about health funding

Health Trusts across Northern Ireland are introducing a new system called 'direct payments', to give people cash to spend on the care they need.

Unison is worried that some trusts are rushing these changes, which could leave vulnerable elderly or disabled people struggling to cope. Staff providing care will also see big changes.

We want to hear about care you or someone you know receives, or if you provide care.

We want to hear the good and the bad, whether you, or someone you know, already receives a direct payment or not.

For more details see our website: http://www.unison.org.uk/ localgov/cashforcare.asp

You can also email us at cashforcare@unison.co.uk or write to us at Local Government, Unison, Freepost WC5652, London, WC1H 9BR.

HEATHER WAKEFIELD

UNISON Head of Local Government