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Supporting Carers
02-May-23
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
25-Apr-23
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
19-Apr-23
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
25-Mar-23
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
16-Mar-23
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
08-Mar-23
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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Care Quality Commission: 'Tell us about your care'
27-Feb-23
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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New coalition to end carer poverty launches
16-Feb-23
Close to 100 organisations have joined forces to help unpaid carers escape poverty The coalition will campaign for better financial support for carers and changes to enable them to combine paid work with unpaid care...
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Landmark Carer’s Leave Bill passes all stages in the House of Commons
03-Feb-23
The Carer’s Leave Bill, which could see more than two million working carers get crucial access to one week of unpaid Carer’s Leave, has passed Report Stage and Third Reading in the House of Commons...
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Census 2021 data shows increase in substantial unpaid care in England and Wales
01-Feb-23
152,000 rise in number of carers providing over 50 hours of care to just over 1.5 million. Over a quarter of a million rise in number of unpaid carers providing 20-49 hours of care. Surprising overall drop in number of carers from 5...
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