Penrith: 01768 890280 Carlisle: 01228 580214
News
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...
read more
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: ...
read more
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...
read more
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...
read more
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...
read more
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...
read more
Government seeks overseas care staff to fill mounting shortages
12-Aug-22
Taskforce launched to boost international recruitment in advance of 'challenging winter' by Mithran Samuel on August 8, 2022 in ...
read more
CARER SUPPORT CUMBRIA NHS FUNDED ‘RAPID RESEARCH’ INTO THE COVID RESPONSE
11-Aug-22
The final report is now available to read here: Carer Support Cumbria Rapid Research Covid ...
read more
Can my mother avoid using her home to fund care costs?
09-Aug-22
My mother is 82 and her health is failing. I think she will end up in a residential care home. She is concerned all of her money will be spent on care. Her home is worth £400,000; she has £50,000 in a savings account...
read more
Carers UK welcomes unpaid carers’ inclusion in autumn COVID-19 vaccine booster programme
28-Jul-22
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...
read more