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    Carers UK welcomes Government action on carers breaks funding

    24 November 2011

    Carers UK today welcomed Government’s new moves to ensure that the funding for carers breaks is spent by Primary Care Trusts. The document, published today, sets out the targets and goals for Primary Care Trusts for the coming financial year (2012/13).  Over the past three years, carers have been frustrated by the fact that funding of around £250 million[1] passed ...

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    Carers UK urges action on older people's home care

    23 November 2011

    Carers UK urges government to act on Human Rights report on Older People's Home Care Carers UK today welcomed the Equality and Human Rights Commission’s  inquiry report into the human rights aspects of home care for older people which exposed the shocking quality of care that some older people and their families receive. Emily Holzhausen, Director of ...

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    Carers to tell Ministers they should not bear brunt of cuts

    02 November 2011

    6th Carers National Summit 3 November 2011 Carers UK will be highlighting carers’ needs in the current difficult economic climate and will make sure carers’ voices are heard whilst welfare is reformed and care services cut across the country.Over 450 carers will be joining in a debate with the Care Services Minster Paul Burstow MP, and Minister for Disability and Carers Benefits, ...

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    UK cities set for disabled people's protest

    19 October 2011

    Twelve UK cities set for disabled people's protest on HARDEST HIT Day of Action 10.8 million disabled people in the UK Estimated £9 billion loss to disabled people’s income Over 50 organisations joining forces 12 UK cities 12 protests 1 day: 22nd October 1 message: Disabled people are the HARDEST HIT. Stop these cuts This Saturday (22nd of October) disabled people, their families and friends will ...

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    Imelda Redmond to leave Carers UK

    04 October 2011

    After 12 years at Carers UK our Chief Executive Imelda Redmond CBE will be leaving the organisation in early November. She will be greatly missed by trustees, volunteers, members, supporters and staff. During her time at Carers UK Imelda has been a passionate advocate for people whose lives are affected by caring. She has done much to bring the issue from ...

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    Carers UK charity partner of carers award

    28 September 2011

    Carers UK is to be the charity partner for the Carers Award category at the 2011 regional awards. Carers UK is a charity set up to help the millions of people who care for family or friends. At some point in our lives every one of us will be involved in looking after an older relative, a sick friend or a ...

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    Care & Support Alliance: End the care crisis

    01 July 2011

    In advance of the publication of the Dilnot Commission’s recommendations on care and support funding, 25 members of the Care and Support Alliance - organisations representing older people, those living with disabilities and long-term conditions and their families - have set out the case for reform.

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    MPs urged to act on social care

    28 June 2011

    Thirty-five members of the Care and Support Alliance, which is chaired by Carers UK, have written to every MP, calling for action to reform social care. The letter campaign comes ahead of  a report expected next week from The Dilnot Commission on Funding of Care and Support

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    Caring at a Distance: bridging the gap

    14 June 2011

    The results of the first ever research survey  into the impacts on employers and employees of managing caring at a distance, an issue that affects millions of families, are published today (14 June 2011).

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    Carers UK welcomes overhaul of social care law

    16 May 2011

    Carers UK welcomed the recommendations for a new social care law which have been published today by the Law Commission (1).  The recommendations, if adopted by Government, would bring together 60 years of statute into a single piece of legislation, ending years of confusion and differences between local authorities throughout England.

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    Unpaid carers save £119 billion a year

    11 May 2011

    New estimates, calculated by charity Carers UK and the University of Leeds, show the care provided by friends and family members to ill, frail or disabled relatives is now worth a staggering £119 billion every year. (1)

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    Half a million Black Asian Minority Ethnic carers

    28 March 2011

    A new report published today by Carers UK shows that there are half a million Black Asian Minority Ethnic (BAME) carers in England who save the state a staggering £7.9 billion a year, with the unpaid care they provide to loved ones. This amount is equivalent to over 40% of all government spending on social care.

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    Hollywood royalty supports Carers Week!

    23 March 2011

    Hollywood actress Dame Judi Dench is one of several celebrities supporting Carers Week 2011. The Oscar-winning British icon is famous for playing 'M' in the James Bond films among many other unforgettable roles on stage and screen. She is also set to make an appearance in the latest Pirates of the Caribbean film, due to be released later this year.

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