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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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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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