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Hi Meg, Yes, the old 'Home Responsibilities Protection' is being replaced by the Carer's Credit. I've spoken to our Adviceline advisors, and there are only a couple of ways that you would automatically be carried over to the new scheme - if you're getting Income Support as a carer, or if you are get...
In April, the Government launched a new credit to protect the National Insurance contributions of some carers who are unable to get Carer's Allowance (as carers getting Carer's Allowance already get credits towards their State Pension in place of National Insurance contributions). We're interested i...
Apologies for the delay in posting this up here, our response: Carers UK has expressed concern at some elements of the Emergency Budget announced yesterday (22 June 2010) which announced the introduction of medical assessments for people applying for and receiving Disability Living Allowance and the...
Laura Sandys MP, new MP for South Thanet, chose to give her maiden speech on carers: http://conservativehome.blogs.com/parli ... oeech.html And Baroness Jill Pitkeathley, asked a starred question (which is like starting a mini-debate) in the House of Lords]http://www.publications.parliament.uk/p ......
Hello, With Carers Week coming up we're working really hard to get the media to cover carers around the theme 'A life of your own.' GMTV have put in quite a specific request to interview a carer and if you fit the bill or know anyone that does and think you/they might be up for doing a bit of telly ...
The Government will soon be publishing its plans for social care. The big story will be what a National Care Service would look like and how it will be funded. The media is going to be very interested in finding stories about how the current system isn't working for ill and disabled people, their fa...
The Government’s proposals to bring in free personal care at home for people with critical needs are currently being discussed in Parliament. The policy is facing a considerable amount of opposition – with questions being asked whether putting an end to charges for people with critical needs wou...
Carers UK have been contacted by a women's magazine who are keen to run a story on carers who are juggling care for their parents and looking after young children - all under one roof. They'd like to chat on the phone for about 30 mins about how your parents moving in with you has effected your life...
Are you a carer who identifies as Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, or Transgender, (LGBT) or cares for someone from those communities? The Caring with Confidence programme offers a fantastic opportunity to not only share experiences of caring or being cared for in an LGBT context, but also to gain new skill...
This year's Carers Rights Day theme is 'Caring for your income and pension' As well as focussing on making sure carers are claiming all their entitlements we'll be giving advice and information about how to protect your pension for the future, take action if you've already lost out on pension contr...