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Carers and the cost of living: new research out today
19-Oct-22
Carers UK new report Heading for Crisis: caught between caring and rising costs, which published today...
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Carers UK responds to appointment of Rt. Hon. Jeremy Hunt as new Chancellor of the Exchequer
17-Oct-22
Responding to the announcement that Rt. Hon. Jeremy Hunt MP will be the new Chancellor of the Exchequer, Emily Holzhausen OBE, Director of Policy and Public Affairs, Carers UK said: “With Jeremy Hunt’s knowledge of the health and care system, he knows he must address two key issues for unpaid carers who are facing the double whammy of an unprecedented rise in the cost of living and a care crisis, ahead of this winter...
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COVID-19 booster vaccinations
03-Oct-22
Unpaid carers can now book their booster on the National Booking System. Earlier in the summer, Carers UK warmly welcomed the news that unpaid carers will now be included in the autumn vaccine booster programme for COVID-19 as well as the annual flu campaign where they are eligible for a free jab...
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Lesbian, gay and bisexual carers disproportionately impacted by loneliness and financial stress during the pandemic
29-Sept-22
Lesbian, gay, and bisexual carers were more likely to feel lonely and worried about their finances than their heterosexual peers This group was five times as likely to say they had received reduced support from local charities than heterosexual carers Unpaid carers who identify as gay, lesbian or bisexual were more likely to be lonely and worried about their finances during the COVID-19 pandemic, ...
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Carers UK’s responds to the Chancellor’s ‘Mini-budget’
26-Sept-22
The new Chancellor of the Exchequer, Rt Hon Kwasi Kwarteng MP, today set out financial measures for the coming months in the Government’s Plan for Growth.  Carers UK is very concerned that the statement did not include any targeted financial support that unpaid carers need, to help them with the cost of living crisis they are facing right now...
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SUMMIT 22 is HERE!!
06-Sept-22
If you are a young person aged 8-13 years old in Cumbria, we would like to hear your views on what it is like to be a young person in Cumbria, the good, the bad and the what you want. Please complete the very short Barnardos survey by following this link: ...
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Care Quality Commission - Tell us about your care
05-Sept-22
As part of our 'Tell Us' partnership with the Care Quality Commission (CQC), Carers UK is encouraging carers to feedback to the CQC on their recent experiences of using care services as doing so helps improve care quality for everyone...
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We (Cumbria County Council) need your views in the annual SEND surveys for parent carers, children and young people
05-Sept-22
As you may know from our last newsletter, the SEND Partnership is inviting children and young people with special educational needs and/or disabilities (SEND) and their families to complete the annual surveys about their experiences...
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Hidden Disabilities has teamed up with National Highways to help you and your family when in need on England's roads 
05-Sept-22
National Highways traffic officers are ready to support you and your passengers if you are involved in an incident in your car on England's motorways and A roads...
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Council adopted ‘restrictive and wrong interpretation’ of Care Act in cutting brothers’ care, finds court
15-Aug-22
Suffolk wrongly concluded that mother could meet all of her sons' eligible needs, in removing funding for family holidays, says judge A council wrongly stopped funding family holidays for two disabled brothers by adopting a “restrictive and wrong” intepretation of the Care Act 2014...
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