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  • Consultation Response


    Carers UK's response to Government's Carer's Leave consultation

    03 August 2020

    Carers UK welcomed the Government’s consultation to introduce 5 days Carer’s Leave for employees in paid employment. Our submission sets out why this would be a vital step in helping both business and families providing care to disabled, older and ill relatives and friends to continue working.

  • Policy UK

    A Recovery Plan for carers

    24 July 2020

    As the impact of the coronavirus pandemic continues and lockdown is easing, Carers UK is calling for a Recovery Plan for Unpaid Carers. This needs action from Government, health services, local government, employers, business, supermarkets and local shops, local communities and the general public. We have set out what we think this should look like based on carers’ experiences and would welcome comment and input to build on it further. The purpose of this Recovery Plan is to ensure that there is a clear vision looking at

  • Policy UK

    Policy and practice briefing: Improving carers’ access to food and carer ID

    20 July 2020

    This briefing is designed to provide additional insight into carers struggling to access food. Since the start of the coronavirus outbreak, accessing food has been a major issue for many carers. For some, easing of lockdown carries additional worries and concerns. Continued support from volunteers, neighbours, local authorities, supermarkets and local convenience stores will continue to be important for many carers. If, in the future, there are local outbreaks and local lockdowns or a second wave, it is important that we le

  • Policy UK

    Briefing on Governments' Carer's Leave Consultation - Carers UK's views and evidence

    30 June 2020

    The Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy is currently running a consultation which is seeking views on giving unpaid carers a new right to a week of leave. Carers UK has welcomed Government’s intention and pledge to introduce Carer’s Leave for employees in paid employment, as a vital step in helping both business and families providing care to disabled, older and ill relatives and friends to continue working. This briefing includes Carers UK's view on the consultation, and provides strong evid

  • Report


    Carers Week 2020 Research Report

    08 June 2020

    New figures released for Carers Week (8th – 14th June 2020) show an estimated 4.5 million people in the UK have become unpaid carers as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic. This is on top of the 9.1 million unpaid carers who were already caring before the outbreak, bringing the total to 13.6 million. 2.7 million women (59%) and 1.8 million men (41%) have started caring for relatives who are older, disabled or living with a physical or mental illness. 4.5 mi

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