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Dementia Carers Count call for a long term Carers strategy
This month, an open letter was sent by Dementia Carers Count to Helen Whately, Minister for Social Care, calling on the Minister to immediately public a long-term carers’ strategy...
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Covid Vaccination for Carers
Persons aged 16 to 64 years who are Carers (as defined by the green book) will be eligible for a COVID vaccination this year. Cohort eligibility The Government has this week accepted final ...
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From two incomes to none: What it really costs to be an unpaid carer
Figures shared exclusively with ITV News reporter Peter Smith show people who go from employment to being unpaid carers are around £10,000 worse off each year For Kirsty Parsons, caring full time for her husband Jim is a full time job minus the pay...
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Looking after someone at home? Talk to us @ Sidekick
Sidekick is a confidential helpline for Young Carers aged 13-18 in the UK. Message us about anything that’s bothering you. What can you help me with? Lots of things! Listen when things feel tough...
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Carers UK responds to Employment Relations (Flexible Working) Act 2023, as it receives Royal Assent
Carers UK responds to Employment Relations (Flexible Working) Act 2023, as it receives Royal Assent Katherine Wilson, Head of Employment and Specialist Delivery, Carers UK, said: “Following hot on the heels of the Carer’s Leave Act 2023, which will give unpaid carers the right to up to five days of unpaid leave, the Employment Relations (Flexible Working) Act 2023, will be another gamechanger for working carers...
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More than eight out of ten young carers feel lonely over the summer holidays
For 11-year-old Caiden, a young carer from Pembrokeshire who provides a pivotal role by helping his mum Emma look after his sister Ella, who has neurological disabilities and needs round-the-clock care, summer holidays can be lonely...
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Free kids meals this summer holiday!!
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Carers UK welcomes recognition of unpaid carers in NHS Assembly future vision for NHS at 75
The NHS Assembly published a new paper, The NHS In England at 75: priorities for the future, looking at the future of the NHS ahead of its 75th anniversary later in July...
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Carers UK responds to 2023 ADASS Spring Survey
Commenting on ADASS’ Spring Survey findings, Helen Walker, chief executive of Carers UK, said: “For a number of consecutive years now, ADASS’ spring survey of adult social services directors has shown that unpaid carers are burning out - and this is the main factor in breakdowns of unpaid carer arrangements, which is putting more pressure back on services...
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State of Caring survey 2023 now live
We launched our State of Caring 2023 survey this week, and we would be really grateful for your help in encouraging carers to take part.   State of Caring survey The annual ...
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