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  • Briefing


    Policy briefing: Adult Social Care Infection Control Fund – round 2: What it means for carers’ services and carers

    15 October 2020

    Government has provided another £546 million of funding for the Infection Control Fund (ICF) for local authorities in England - Round 2.  This briefing sets out key information about the Infection Control Fund (ICF), and includes the following information: • key elements of the Government guidance • how the ICF can be spent and the terms • how Carers UK think this impacts on services that support carers • what carers’ rights are currently, regarding assessments an

  • 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

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