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Carers Week 2023 - new research launched today
I’m writing to you at the start of Carers Week to wish all of you who are running events and activities good luck for Carers Week, and to share our new ...
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Historic day for unpaid carers as Carer’s Leave Bill receives Royal Assent
A Bill that gives employees across Great Britain the right to take unpaid leave from work to care for older, disabled or seriously ill relatives or friends has last night received Royal Assent. The Carer’s Leave Act 2023 will ensure that the estimated two million employees currently juggling paid employment and caring responsibilities will be able to take up to five days of unpaid Carer’s Leave to support their loved ones...
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Carer's Leave Bill passes Third Reading in the House of Lords
We are delighted to let you know that the Carer’s Leave Bill has today successfully passed its Third Reading in the House of Lords, meaning it is now just one step away from receiving Royal Assent and becoming law...
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Unpaid care in England and Wales valued at £445 million per day
Economic value of family members providing care increases by 29% in a decade Fewer unpaid carers overall providing higher hours of care New findings from Carers UK and the University of Sheffield show that unpaid carers in England and Wales contribute a staggering £445 million to the economy in England and Wales every day – that’s £162 billion per year...
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Supporting Carers
Care for a Cuppa Carers UK can help you to connect with other carers and share experiences at our weekly online Care for a Cuppa sessions! Care for a Cuppa takes place on Mondays from 15:00–16:00 or 11:00–12:00 on the first Monday of the month...
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Carers UK backs Joseph Rowntree Foundation’s Essentials Guarantee campaign
Carers UK has joined up with the Joseph Rowntree Foundation (JRF) and 90 other charities to call on party leaders to guarantee essentials for low-income households amid rising hardship...
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Carer's Leave Bill passes Committee Stage in the House of Lords
We are delighted to report that Wendy Chamberlain MP's Private Member's Bill, which would introduce a ...
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Carers UK responds to the Family Resource Survey
Today, the Family Resources Survey was published with new insights and data on unpaid care, helping us to better understand the differences and challenges faced by families today.  This release for 2021/22 includes new information which shows that 16% or nearly one in six carers are caring for an adult with disabilities, someone is older and needs support or who is chronically ill, as well as looking after a child...
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Carers UK responds to the Chancellor’s Spring Budget
Today’s Spring Budget was unveiled by The Chancellor of the Exchequer, Rt. Hon. Jeremy Hunt MP. Carers UK is disappointed that unpaid carers have yet again been omitted from receiving targeted financial support...
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Carers UK responds to the Kings Fund: Social Care 360
The number of carers receiving direct support has decreased from 338,000 in 2020/21 to 314,000 in 2021/2- this is the same level as in 2015/16 The number of people provided with respite care delivered to support their carers has fallen by nearly half from 57,000 in 2015/16 to 33,000 in 2021/22 The King’s Fund Social Care 360 report, published today, provides a comprehensive overview of the current state of social care in England...
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