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Carers UK: Next crucial step for the Carer’s Leave Act 2023
Today, crucial details relating to the Carer’s Leave Act 2023 have been published, after the draft regulations were laid in Parliament on 11 December 2023. This includes the announcement that the Act will come into force on 6 April 2024...
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Carers Right Day 2023
Carers Rights Day is about raising awareness of carers’ rights and entitlements ad to help carers get the support they deserve. Whether you have recently become a carer, realised you have been caring for a while without support or have been caring for someone for many years, it’s important you understand your rights and are able to access the support that is available when you need it...
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THANK YOU to Garfield Weston Foundation Donation
We would like to thank the Garfield Weston Foundation for donating to our ‘Respite for Carers’ project.  Their donation will help to fund our Volunteer services, enabling us to continue to provide respite for unpaid Carers in Carlisle and Eden! Established in 1958, the Garfield Weston Foundation is a family-founded grant-maker that gives money to support a wide variety of charities across the UK...
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Carer Poverty Coalition open letter to the Chancellor
Carers UK and Carer Poverty Coalition have joined together to urge the Government to provide more targeted financial support to unpaid carers. In a joint letter, they are calling on the Chancellor of the Exchequer to provide financial help for unpaid carers who are struggling to continue caring for their disabled, ill or older friend or family members...
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Joint Local Health and Wellbeing Strategy - Westmorland and Furness
Westmorland and Furness’ Health and Wellbeing Board is developing a new Joint Local Health and Wellbeing Strategy. This will describe how partners and organisations across Westmorland and Furness will work together to improve the health and wellbeing of the local population and reduce inequalities...
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CQC State of Care assessment of health and social care England
The Care Quality Commission has given its initial verdict on council adult social care services under its new local authority assurance system. The CQC flagged up councils’ reports of there being shortages of care in their areas for people with more complex needs...
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Carers UK release second State of Caring Survey 2023 report on Health
The second report, as a result of the State of Caring Survey, has been released and relates to the impact of caring on a person’s health. The report finds that there is a lack of support and recognition from health and care services that is affecting unpaid carers’ mental health...
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Carers UK release first State of Caring Survey 2023 report on Finances
The State of Caring survey is the UK’s most comprehensive regular research into the lives and experiences of unpaid carers. Over 11,000 carers shared their views, and the results will be shared in a series of reports compiled by Carers UK...
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NHS Blog release: Caring for the carer – What’s in it for Integrated Care Systems?
The NHS recently published a blog written by Janice Clark who has been an unpaid carer for over 50 years. In the blog, Janice writes about how she didn’t realise she was an unpaid carer until she talked to social care staff who helped her to understand that the care she was giving to her mum was above and beyond that of being a daughter...
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You are invited to our AGM! Wednesday 8th November 2023!
Carer Support Carlisle & Eden’s Annual General Meeting will be on Wednesday 8th November 2023 at 5pm at The Office, Mardale Road, Penrith, CA11 9EH or via Microsoft Teams where preferable...
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