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    Carers UK at the Party Conferences

    15 September 2010

    Carers UK will attend all three of the main party conferences to raise awareness of carers' needs and views to politicians, and make the case for reform of the benefits and social care systems.

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    250,000 carers missing out on pension protection

    07 September 2010

    quarter of a million people caring for an ill or disabled friend or relative could be missing out on a top up that protects their basic and second State Pensions in later life. An estimated one million people have given up work to care for someone and Pensions Minister Steve Webb wants 'hidden' carers who could be eligible for Carer's ...

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    Benefits Survey

    24 August 2010

    Carers UK is part of the Disability Benefits Consortium. To help the Government better understand the impact changes to benefits will have on disabled people we are doing a quick survey to find out people's experiences of the current system.

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    Lynda Wisbach 1957-2010

    05 August 2010

    Lynda Wisbach, one of Carers UK's trustees since November 2006, passed away peacefully on Wednesday 28th July at home surrounded by her family. She had been battling Motor Neurone Disease for the last two years.

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    New Commission on Funding of Care and Support

    20 July 2010

    Carers UK welcomes today's announcement of the setting up of the Commission on the Funding of Social Care, questions where it will fit into plans for welfare reform and urges a speedy resolution as the care system is crumbling.

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    Tune in live to International Carers Conference

    07 July 2010

    For the first time, this weekend, carers from across the world will be able to listen in live to the International Conference on Carers. The conference, hosted in Leeds by Carers UK from 8th – 11th July, will draw delegates from all over the world to debate how we manage care and caring in a changing and ageing world.  

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    Budget Reaction

    22 June 2010

    Carers UK has given an initial response to the Coalition Government's Emergency Budget.

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    Review of respite

    16 June 2010

    LE Wales are conducting a survey of carers as part of a study for the Welsh Assembly Government to review the provision of respite services in Wales. We would like to find out a little about the circumstances under which you provide care, what respite care services you would ideally want to have and what you think about any such ...

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    MBE honour for Carers UK branch chair

    14 June 2010

    Jane Dearden, chair of Carers UK's branch in St. Helens, has been awarded an MBE in the Queen's Birthday honours list in recognition of her services to the community in St. Helens.

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    Letter to the Times

    19 May 2010

    Carers UK has written to the Times in response to an article suggesting benefits for carers and disabled people may be subject to means testing.

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