I sent an e mail to the head of a party in the house of commons to highlight all of our worries concerns about caring and finance and what really is going on. I got this e mail back i though you would all be interested in. We are very grateful to you for highlighting the plight of carers and have taken on board the points you have made. This is an area of policy that he takes very seriously indeed. He strongly believes that helping carers is the best way to help those they are caring for, which is why we need to look at expanding direct payments and putting money in the hands of carers. As you may know we are currently in the midst of a thorough and comprehensive policy review, which includes policies to help carers. I'm therefore copying your e mail to the Social Care sub-group of the Public Services Improvement Group. If anyone wants to know who this is PM me and i will give you their name and e mail. I've started the ball rolling anyone want to follow?