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Carers UK responds to launch of £5 million Carers Innovation Fund

12 June 2019

The Department of Health and Social Care has today (Wednesday 12th June 2019) launched its £5 million Carers Innovation Fund to develop innovative approaches to support unpaid carers.

The fund will invest in creative and cost-effective new ways to support unpaid carers, outside of mainstream health and care services; helping to build more carer-friendly communities.

Welcoming the launch of the £5 million fund to develop innovative approaches to support unpaid carers, Helen Walker, Chief Executive of Carers UK said:

“There’s never been a more important time to develop and accelerate new ways to support unpaid carers.

“Many more of us are taking on unpaid caring responsibilities for family and friends, often alongside paid work or raising children. We are also seeing the amount and complexity of care increasing.

“As we live and work longer, with technology transforming so many aspects of our lives, it’s time to innovate to support the way families are living today.”

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