Responding to new research from Age UK showing the high numbers of older people going without the care and support they need and the impact of this on their health and wellbeing, as well as on the families and the NHS, Emily Holzhausen OBE, Director of Policy at Carers UK said:
The Goverment has published a new White Paper on Housing; Fixing our broken housing market. The policy proposals aim to address a range of issues with the operation of the UK's housing market and the increase in the kind of homes needed to meet the needs of our population.
Today (2nd February) the Government has published a new strategy to encourage businesses to retain, retrain and recruit older workers. Fuller Working Lives: a partnership approach sets out the case for action and what the employers and the Government can do to support older workers including those who are juggling work and care or seeking to return to the labour market after time away to care.
Responding to the Care Minister, David Mowat MP’s, comments to Communities and Local Government Select Committee on adult social care funding, Chief Executive of Carers UK, Heléna Herklots, CBE, said:
The Secretary of State for Community and Local Government has announced that the Government will not go ahead with proposals it consulted on to devolve responsibility for delivering the older people’s disability benefit, Attendance Allowance, to local authorities in England.
Today (Friday, 30 December 2016), Heléna Herklots, Chief Executive of Carers UK was awarded a CBE in the 2017 Queen’s New Year’s Honours list in recognition of her work for carers.
Responding to the Provisional Local Government Finance Settlement, Heléna Herklots, Chief Executive of Carers UK, said:
As part of a Written Ministerial Statement the Government has today announced it is making a change to the Carer’s Allowance Earnings Rule.
Those looking after older or disabled loved ones are missing out on vital practical and financial support with disastrous consequences for their own health and finances, according to new findings released today (25 November) on Carers Rights Day by Carers UK.
Responding to the Autumn Statement, Heléna Herklots, Chief Executive of Carers UK, said:
Responding to Age UK’s report Working later, waiting longer: The impact of rising State Pension age, Heléna Herklots, Chief Executive of Carers UK said:
Today, in a landmark ruling, the Supreme Court has ruled in favour of two families providing care to disabled loved ones, stating they should be exempt from the ‘Bedroom Tax’.
An investigation by the Press Association news agency found that a third of hospital trusts in England have increased their car parking charges in the last year. The analysis combines figures obtained from NHS Trusts and data submitted to NHS Digital (formerly the Health and Social Care Information Centre).
A consultation on the State Pension age was launched today following the publication of an independent interim report by John Cridland CBE on ensuring the State Pension age remains affordable and fair for all beyond 2028.
The Care Quality Commission (CQC) has today published its annual assessment of the quality of health and adult social care in England in its State of Care 2015/16 report.
- Download the report Pressure Points: carers and the NHS
Due to a lack of appropriate support in the community, unpaid carers are reluctantly taking their loved ones to A&E, according to new research published today by Carers UK . The charity’s report comes as the NHS prepares for its annual challenge of increased A&E visits and hospital admissions during the winter months.
Carers UK responds to research published today by Macmillan Cancer Support, which shows that around 110,000 people in the UK are caring for a parent with cancer, whilst also looking after their own children .
Today, Carers UK has renewed its warning that devolving Attendance Allowance to local authorities could result in fewer disabled people and carers in the future being able to access vital benefits and consequent financial and practical support they desperately need.
NHS Digital, formerly the Health and Social Care Information Centre (HSCIC), has today published its Personal Social Services Adult Social Care Survey, England, 2015-16 . The survey seeks to learn about how effectively services are helping people to live safely and independently in their own homes, and the impact that these services are having on their quality of life.
Today, The King’s Fund and Nuffield Trust have published their joint report, Social care for older people – Home Truths, which looks at the current state of social care services for people aged over 65 in England.
Carers UK has set out its vision of a society that respects, values and supports carers, calling on the Government to be bold as it develops its new strategy to improve the lives of those caring unpaid for older, disabled and seriously ill family members and friends.
Charity warns that failure to address housing challenges for carers is a national health issue
Age UK and Carers UK call for fresh approach to support those juggling work and unpaid care
Caring for as little as five hours a week can have a significant impact on employment prospects, with those caring for more than 10 hours a week at marked risk of leaving the labour market altogether, costing the economy an estimated £1.3 billion, according to new analysis by Age UK and Carers UK.
Carers UK warns that without urgent and significant investment in social care, the consequences for families, the NHS and the viability of care providers are potentially devastating.
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