We're also quoted in the Telegraph: www.telegraph.co.uk/health/elderhealth/ ... arers.html And Imelda, our Chief Exec, was on GMTV, BBC Breakfast and the Today programme on Radio 4 this morning. Watch/listen out for her and some of our carer case studies on the BBC News Channel and the Jeremy Vine s...
<t>Carers UK has reacted to today’s report from the Committee of Public Accounts (Supporting Carers to care, 42nd Report of Session 2008-09) which reveals that carers find it hard to access state benefits and employment support because of confusing and complex processes and poor communication...
<t>Hi Marie,<br/> <br/> Yes, we want positive stories as well. Some areas do already provide good services and its really important to get the message out there about what works, so that the bad areas know how to sort themselves out!<br/> <br/> Thanks to everyone who has taken the time to respond to...
Hi, Carers UK have been contacted by Community Care magazine who are researching a piece on the impact on carers of Community Treatment Orders for people with mental health conditions. If you have any experiences of these, and would be willing to talk to a journalist about them please do get in touc...
<t>Good point Dorothy, I should've explained. <br/> <br/> Yes, by 'social care' I meant all social care services run by local councils - things like residential care homes, care support in your home, sitting services, day care centres, meals on wheels, support for carers etc.<br/> <br/> Hope that he...
Hi, The government is publishing its 'Green Paper on Care and Support' very soon - which will look at the future of social care, what needs to change and how to fund it. We need your help to show what needs to improve and how failures of the current system are affecting carers, disabled, elderly and...
Hi, Carers UK have been contacted by a women's magazine who are really keen to speak to a female carer, 40+, who lives with a husband or partner who has depression. The magazine would like to do a telephone interview to get an insight into what it's like living day-to-day with a person with depressi...
Please find below details about a new commission, launched by the Prime Minister to look at nursing and midwifery services in England. If you have any comments, good or bad or your experiences of nursing and what you'd like to see in the future they'd like to hear them. Prime Ministers Commission on...
Campaign launched to give those calling mobiles a fairer deal by reducing calling costs. Carers UK have joined BT and mobile phone operator 3, along with the National Union of Students, the GMB Union, the Federation of Small Businesses and Moneysupermarket.com in the Terminate the Rate campaign to ...
Following the Government's recent announcement that they intend to ban discrimination against carers by protecting people who are 'associated with' someone who is disabled, Carers UK are creating a 'discrimination dossier' to build evidence to make sure that these proposals become law. If you have b...