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    3 in 4 fear cost of caring

    07 February 2013

    Carers UK launches inquiry into financial realities of caring for older parents or disabled loved ones as poll shows widespread anxiety about care costs

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    Carers UK urges action after Francis Inquiry report

    06 February 2013

    The report by Mid Staffordshire NHS Foundation Trust Public Inquiry, chaired by Robert Francis QC, has been published today and calls for “fundamental change" in the culture of the NHS to ensure patients are cared for properly.

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    Mixed reaction to Chancellor’s Autumn Statement

    05 December 2012

    Carers UK Chief Executive, Heléna Herklots, gave a mixed reaction to the Chancellor’s Autumn Statement. George Osborne’s decision to increase carers and disability benefits in line with inflation is welcome but more local government cuts will undermine the already creaking social care system. Whilst most benefits for working age people will increase by only 1%, an increase below ...

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    Employers add support to Carers Rights Day

    29 November 2012

    Today is national Carers Rights Day, when over 850 events take place across the country to give advice and information to the UK’s 6.4 million carers, 3 million of whom juggle work and care. Carers Rights Day is supported by Sainsbury's and they, along with other Employers for Carers members, are using the day to promote good workplace practices which support staff ...

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    Sandwich caring families under pressure

    29 November 2012

    Sandwich generation parents are emotionally and financially overwhelmed by the pressures of raising children alongside caring for ageing relatives, new research from Carers UK reveals.

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    'Care reform can boost GDP'

    15 November 2012

    Cass Business School report says care reform can act as an engine for economic growth A fundamental shift in policy on care for older and disabled people could not only better support families in the UK, but also add significant value to the economy, according to a new report commissioned and published by Carers UK, researched and written by Professor ...

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    'Protect carers from risk of benefit freezes’ urges charity

    20 September 2012

    Carers UK has written to the Chancellor George Osborne and Work and Pensions Secretary Iain Duncan Smith urging them to protect carers and disability benefits from any measures to freeze benefit levels. The letter follows media reports that the Government is considering benefit freezes as part of further reductions in public expenditure. 

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    Carers missing out on 'transformative' telecare

    20 September 2012

    Carers UK urges action to tackle barriers to families accessing telecare benefits  New research from Carers UK has shown that, despite huge potential benefits of using telecare and telehealth, families caring for ill, frail and disabled loved ones are still facing barriers to accessing the services.

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    Homecare research highlights care crisis

    14 September 2012

    Carers UK has responded to new research from Which? published today, highlighting serious failings in homecare for older people and the impact this is having on their families. 

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    Crunch debate for new care bill at Westminster

    06 September 2012

    MPs urged to support business-backed care Bill to support ‘work, families and the economy’ Today (Friday 7th September) MPs will debate a backbench Bill to improve support services for carers and disabled people. A cross-party group of MPs, led by Barbara Keeley MP, has brought forward the Social Care (Local Sufficiency) and Identification of Carers Bill, designed to ensure ...

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    No more delays : carers can't wait

    11 July 2012

    Responding to the publication of the social care White Paper, draft Care and Support Bill and progress report on funding, Carers UK Chief Executive Heléna Herklots said: “Every one of us will need or provide care to ill, frail or disabled loved ones at some point in our lives. We all need to know that, when caring affects us, ...

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    MP proposes landmark new social care law

    10 July 2012

    Carers UK has joined forces with Barbara Keeley MP and a cross party group of MPs to work on a new piece of legislation to improve the supply of social care and help identify hidden carers.Barbara Keeley MP, a long-term advocate for carers, secured a spot in the parliamentary calendar for a ‘Private Member’s Bill’ – a piece of ...

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