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Carers UK responds to announcement of inclusion of unpaid carers in terms of reference for the Covid-19 Public Inquiry

28 June 2022

Today, the terms of reference for the UK Covid-19 Inquiry have been set out by the Prime Minister, meaning it can officially begin its work. Chaired by Baroness Heather Hallett, it has been set up to examine the UK’s response to the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic and learn lessons for the future.

Helen Walker, Chief Executive of Carers UK said:

“Unpaid carers have had a particularly difficult time during the pandemic given the demands of their roles and lack of external support, and many want this to be clearly heard and understood. 

“We submitted evidence to this effect asking for the terms of reference to explicitly include carers and are delighted that we and others who provided similar evidence have been listened to.

“We look forward to submitting evidence to the Inquiry based on the lived experiences of thousands of unpaid carers that we have been in touch with over the last two years.”

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