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  • Briefing


    Carers UK briefing: Government’s response to consultation on Carer’s Leave

    20 October 2021

    On 23 September, Government published its response to the consultation carried out in 2020 on a week’s unpaid Carer’s Leave. The consultation received over 800 responses. This briefing provides detail about what was included in the Government’s response, and what will happen next. The introduction of Carer’s Leave was a Conservative Party manifesto commitment at the 2019 General Election. You can see the Carer’s Leave consultation documents, and the Government’s response in full

  • Briefing


    Carers UK briefing on COVID-19 vaccinations for unpaid carers - 7 October 2021

    07 October 2021

    Following the JCVI advice on 13 September that unpaid carers should receive a COVID-19 booster vaccination, on 7 October 2021, the Government released an updated version of its Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) on it's COVID-19 vaccine deployment programme for unpaid carers . Please see the SOP for unpaid carers in full here. Carers UK have released a new policy briefing on the SOP, which gives detailed information about how carers will be a

  • Briefing


    Carers UK submission ahead of Government Spending Review 2021

    30 September 2021

    On 27 October 2021, the Government will be holding it's Spending Review where the Chancellor of the Exchequer, Rt Hon Rishi Sunak MP, will set out the Government's spending commitments for the next three years (2022-2025).  Carers UK has submitted evidence (see below) ahead of the Spending Review, in which we call on the Government to ensure that unpaid carers are supported to rebuild their health and their lives, recognise the vital role carers have played during the pandemic and continue to play in society, and

  • Briefing


    Carers UK briefing on Government's plans for social care reform

    13 September 2021

    On 7 September 2021, the Government published its long-awaited reforms for social care funding, which Carers UK has welcomed as a step forward. We have produced a briefing document which contains a summary of the plan (the Command Paper), as well as Carers UK’s views on different aspects of it. Please find the briefing document linked below.  Carers UK released a press statement following the announcement on 7th September, which you can

  • Report


    'Carers' experiences of hospital discharge: Discharge to Assess model'

    07 September 2021

    This new research report published by Carers UK looks at carers’ recent experiences of hospital discharge under the discharge to assess model. It reveals the devastating toll on carers where it is clear that they have been left with unacceptable levels of caring responsibilities which are unsafe in some situations. This has placed intolerable stress upon carers and has had negative outcomes for people needing care and support. A very clear thread from carers’ experiences shows that carers have not been involved,

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