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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.

'Care - who pays?' - sponsored by Tunstall Healthcare

Fringe event debating the future funding of care and support

Lib Dems:

Monday 20th September, 18:15-19:30, Hall 5, The ACC

Chair: Nick Timmins, Financial Times

Speakers: Paul Burstow MP, Minister for Care Services

Imelda Redmond CBE, Carers UK

Emma Stone, Joseph Rowntree Foundation

Richard Humphries, The King's Fund

Labour

Monday 27th October, 12:30 - 13:45, Manchester Central, USDAW Marquee

Chair: David Brindle, The Guardian

Speakers: Barbara Keeley MP, Shadow Minister for Care Services (invited)

Imelda Redmond CBE, Carers UK

Emma Stone, Joseph Rowntree Foundation

Richard Humphries, The King's Fund

Conservatives

Tuesday 5th October, 17:30 - 19:00. Concerto Room, Hyatt Regency

Chair: Sam Lister, The Times

Speakers: Rt Hon Stephen Dorrell MP, Chair, Health Select Committee (invited)

Imelda Redmond CBE, Carers UK

Emma Stone, Joseph Rowntree Foundation

Richard Humphries, The King's Fund

The Care Receptions

In partnership with 20 care and support organisations, this will be the biggest event on social care at conference - celebrating the contribution of organisations, individuals and families providing care and support to older and disabled people and those with long term conditions.

Lib Dems

Tuesday 21st September, 18:15 - 19:30, Suite 3/4/5, Jury's Inn

Speaking: Paul Burstow MP, Minister for Care Services

Labour

Sunday 26th September, 19:00 - 21:00, Wyvern Room, The Midland Hotel

Speaking: Rt. Hon. Andy Burnham MP, Shadow Secretary of State for Health

Conservatives

Monday 4th October, 19:30 - 21:00, Media Suite A, ICC

Speaking: Simon Burns MP, Minister of State, Department of Health

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