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  • 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

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    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

  • Policy UK

    Briefing on the statutory guidance on the Care Act 2014 Easements

    03 April 2020

    Carers UK have produced a briefing on the statutory guidance on the Care Act 2014 Easements. This sets out the main points in the statutory guidance which has been published in relation to the Coronavirus Act 2020. It should be read alongside the guidance that is published alongside the Act: 

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