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Review and reform Carer's Allowance to increase support and reduce overpayments
We want a full review and reform of Carer’s Allowance to ensure that it works well at supporting unpaid carers, including raising the level and eligibility criteria for the benefit...
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New service for stroke patients launches across north Cumbria
A new service to support recovering stroke patients and their families has been launched. The North Cumbria Community Stroke Discharge and Support Team will support patients with complex care needs who are being discharged from hospital following a stroke, focusing on patients who require a full package of care at home or who are moving into nursing residential care...
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Carers UK responds to Work and Pensions Committee discussion on Carer's Allowance
Helen Walker, chief executive at Carers UK, said:“Carers up and down the country will be deeply disappointed by the Minister’s message that Carer’s Allowance – the lowest benefit of its kind – will not be raised in line with other similar benefits and that there are no plans to change any of its inflexible and punitive eligibility criteria...
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Our petition on Carer's Allowance reform and overpayments - please share widely!
I wanted to provide you with an update on our campaign calling for an end to the devastating Carer’s Allowance overpayments that many carers are sadly facing, which continues to make headlines in the media...
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Carers UK manifesto 2024 and open letter to the future Prime Minister
Carers UK has today launched our ...
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Support for Carers UK's Carer's Allowance overpayments campaign
Carers UK overwhelmed by support from senior politicians encourages carers to share their experience of Carer’s Allowance overpayments as Government is urged to act quicklyCarers UK is urging the Government to act swiftly to make critical changes to Carer’s Allowance and its systems to protect carers from overpayments...
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A new Day Care for adults with dementia and disabilities in Upper Eden.  BRILLIANT NEWS!!!...
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Young Carers Invited To Tell Their Story
Young Carers across Cumbria are being invited to make a short film on their smartphones to tell their story of life as an unpaid Carer.More than 8,000 people under 18 years old in Cumbria are providing unpaid Carer for a family member of friend...
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Unpaid carers in employment forced to reduce their working hours for the fifth consecutive year as Carer Poverty Coalition publishes its demands of government.
Unpaid carers forced to reduce their working hours from April 2024. Carer Poverty Coalition of 130 organisations is calling on political parties to commit to a full review of financial support for unpaid carers and rules preventing them from working alongside caring role...
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Two million employees set to benefit from Carer’s Leave as final details of new law go through Parliament
Final legislation passed in Parliament yesterday seals a groundbreaking new right for two million employees with unpaid caring responsibilities to take up to five days of Carer’s Leave...
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