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NHS research points to increasing pressure on families who care for ill or disabled loved-ones.

The Independent Commission on Social Services issued a report called "From Vision to Action" . The Commission started its work 10 months ago and they were asked to consider the provision of social services for the next decade. A copy of the report with its recommendations can be downloded here more....

Carers UK has won a tender with the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea to run a new service to support carers within the Borough. The service, launched in December 2010, is called Carers Kensington and Chelsea and will provide advice, information and support and act as an essential first stop for carers.

Caring can make people very isolated but carers tell us the internet can make a big difference. That's why we're backing the Go On campaign to get more people online finding out about their rights and entitlements.

£840m of Carer's Allowance goes unclaimed

Top employers team up to support 3 million people who juggle work with care

Carers UK responds to the Government's launch of a refresh of the national Carers Strategy, launched at the Carers UK Summit

Carers UK Chief Executive Imelda Redmond CBE has responded to the launch of the Government's vision for the future of the care and support system.

Carers UK respond to the announcement of £400m in new funding for carers breaks as part of the Government's vision for adult social care

Carers UK respond to the Government's welfare reform White Paper 'Universal Credit: welfare that works'

Carers UK has welcomed the BBC's Living Longer project, exploring the impact of our ageing population, but voiced concerns about the risk of cuts to local care services.

 

Carers UK responds to the Comprehensive Spending Review

2008 saw the launch of the National Carers Strategy, where Government promised to raise awareness of carers and make them more visible. Now, two years later this promise has started to bear fruit as a group of carers from the North East of England successfully completed the innovative Train the Trainer course, developed and delivered by Carers UK, enabling them to become trainers.

Carers UK has welcomed the release of Department of Health consultation papers on delivering an 'information revolution in the NHS.

Carers UK today welcomed the Government's £4 million investment in a range of projects from training schemes for health and social care workers to access to better information.

Carers UK welcomes a report by the Equality and Human Rights Commission which highlights the challenges faced by carers.

Carers UK has welcomed new rights to protect carers from discrimination.

Carers UK has expressed deep concerns that the Government's proposed reductions to the Disability Living Allowance budget could have a 'devastating impact' on family incomes.

Carers UK will attend all three of the main party conferences to raise awareness of carers' needs and views to politicians, and make the case for reform of the benefits and social care systems.

quarter of a million people caring for an ill or disabled friend or relative could be missing out on a top up that protects their basic and second State Pensions in later life. An estimated one million people have given up work to care for someone and Pensions Minister Steve Webb wants 'hidden' carers who could be eligible for Carer's Credit to benefit.

Carers UK is part of the Disability Benefits Consortium. To help the Government better understand the impact changes to benefits will have on disabled people we are doing a quick survey to find out people's experiences of the current system.

The Government has announced its intention to refresh the National Carers Strategy and put together an action plan for the next five years.

Lynda Wisbach, one of Carers UK's trustees since November 2006, passed away peacefully on Wednesday 28th July at home surrounded by her family. She had been battling Motor Neurone Disease for the last two years.

Carers UK welcomes today's announcement of the setting up of the Commission on the Funding of Social Care, questions where it will fit into plans for welfare reform and urges a speedy resolution as the care system is crumbling.

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