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Can we meet the costs of long term care? Carers UK took part in a 'fringe' event debate organised by the Caring Choices coalition about the future shape of the social care system.

Leading UK charity outlines how telecare technology can radically transform and improve the lives of our six million carers, and those they care for.

Carers UK has welcomed Gordon Brown's announcement of a new Standing Commission on Carers. Read Carers UK's response.

Award winning actress Alison Steadman has recorded a fundraising appeal on behalf of Carers UK.

A Conservative Party think-tank has published a report called 'Breakthrough Britain' which contains a number of recommendations on how to support the UK's 6 million carers. Imelda Redmond, Chief Executive of Carers UK responds to the report findings:

Carers UK is delighted to have been awarded a major grant from the Big Lottery Fund for CarersLine - our advice and information service.

Commenting on the UK Study of Abuse and Neglect, Imelda Redmond, Chief Executive of Carers UK said: "This is the first in-depth study of elder abuse that has been undertaken and it challenges some of the prejudices that people have that domestic abuse stops when someone gets older.

Carers' organisations are to lobby Commission and MEPs for greater support. Eurocarers – a new platform for carers within the European Union – is to be launched on Tuesday 12 June in the European Parliament in Brussels.

Carers UK is urging carers, their friends and families to sign up to their new campaign, Real change, not short change, to secure a better deal for carers from Government.

New Carers UK report, Real change, not short change, presses for full review of incomes and services for carers and their families

Today Carers UK gave its firm support for a new announcement by Treasury Minister, Ed Balls, that £340 million more would be spent on disabled children.

Carers UK is supporting a coalition calling for a major public debate on the future of long term care funding. One in five of the UK population will develop long term care needs, yet the care system is still not fit for future generations, says the new 15-strong coalition.

New advice to help employers benefit from new law for carers.

When people return to work from the Easter break, new legislation will

A £1 million increase in money for carers has been announced by Carer's Champion and deputy health and social services Minister John Griffiths AM, as he launches a new strategy for carers in Wales.

Failure to invest in support for families is driving millions into poverty and, unless urgently reformed, will create new patterns of widening inequality and disadvantage that Britain can ill-afford. That's the message being delivered today by Sir Bert Massie, Chairman of the Disability Rights Commission (DRC), and backed by Carers UK.

Carers UK is calling on all carers to support the Disabled Children (Short Breaks) Bill which, if passed, would give parents of disabled children the right to a break from caring.

CSCI (the inspectorate for social care in England) have published a report about the state of social care which says that councils are restricting social care services and it is families and carers that are having to take the strain.

CSCI is the inspectorate for social care in England, responsible for regulatin

Carers UK trustee Linda Wisbach cares for her husband and is a part-time civil servant. She has seen vital services cut.

For many carers a few hours respite care is the only break they get from caring. Yet increasingly, callers to Carers UK's CarersLine service are saying services for the people they care for are being cut back.

Over the past few months carers have been telling

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