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    State of Caring 2021 report

    03 November 2021

    On 3 November 2021, Carers UK published its State of Caring 2021 report. Each year, Carers UK carries out a survey of carers to understand the state of caring in the UK. This year, over 8,500 carers and former carers shared their experience of what it’s like to be a carer with us, making it the largest State of Caring survey carried out by Carers UK to date. This report provides a snapshot of caring in 2021 by only including the responses from the 8,119 people who are currently providing care. The

  • Briefing


    Carers UK briefing - Autumn Budget and Spending Review 2021 - what it means for unpaid carers

    01 November 2021

    This briefing sets out the most relevant announcements with regard to unpaid carers from the Autumn Budget and Comprehensive Spending Review 2021, delivered by the Chancellor of the Exchequer, Rishi Sunak MP, on 27 October 2021. In summary: Carers UK welcomes the announcement that there will be additional grant funding for local authorities in the CSR that was announced for social care and other services. However, it is vital that this money is used to make improvements to social care servic

  • 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

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