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    Crunch debate for new care bill at Westminster

    06 September 2012

    MPs urged to support business-backed care Bill to support ‘work, families and the economy’ Today (Friday 7th September) MPs will debate a backbench Bill to improve support services for carers and disabled people. A cross-party group of MPs, led by Barbara Keeley MP, has brought forward the Social Care (Local Sufficiency) and Identification of Carers Bill, designed to ensure ...

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    No more delays : carers can't wait

    11 July 2012

    Responding to the publication of the social care White Paper, draft Care and Support Bill and progress report on funding, Carers UK Chief Executive Heléna Herklots said: “Every one of us will need or provide care to ill, frail or disabled loved ones at some point in our lives. We all need to know that, when caring affects us, ...

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    MP proposes landmark new social care law

    10 July 2012

    Carers UK has joined forces with Barbara Keeley MP and a cross party group of MPs to work on a new piece of legislation to improve the supply of social care and help identify hidden carers.Barbara Keeley MP, a long-term advocate for carers, secured a spot in the parliamentary calendar for a ‘Private Member’s Bill’ – a piece of ...

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    Delay 'not an option' for social care reform

    07 July 2012

    In advance of the publication of the Government's White Paper on social care next week, Carers UK Chief Executive Heléna Herklots said: “Reform of social care is long overdue for the 6.4 million unpaid carers in the UK, particularly the million people caring for over 50 hours a week for ill frail or disabled loved ones. The care provided by these ...

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    Carers UK response to poll showing public reject current social care system

    03 July 2012

    New poll shows 9 in 10 of public reject current social care funding system  One year after the Dilnot Commission’s report into the funding of long term care,  an ICM poll reveals that 89% of English adults believe that older and disabled people shouldn’t have to bear all the costs for support with everyday tasks such as eating, washing ...

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    PM told to take leadership on social care reform

    07 May 2012

    Carers UK has joined an unprecedented group of leaders from local government, NHS and social care services, businesses and unions in an open letter calling on the Prime Minister to take urgent action to tackle a growing crisis in care for older and disabled people.

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    Working Tax Credit changes: what you need to know

    03 April 2012

    Couples with children who are receiving Working Tax Credit where one partner is receiving Carer’s Allowance are at risk of losing their full tax credits unless they contact the Tax Credit Office by 6th April. From the 6th of April the Government is increasing the number of hours a couple with children has to work in order to receive ...

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    Success in Tax Credit fight to protect carers

    21 March 2012

    Following a joint campaign with other family charities and unions, Carers UK has welcomed a Government decision to exempt carers from changes to Working Tax Credit which could have resulted in the loss of almost £4,000 a year in tax credits.

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