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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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    Delay 'not an option' for social care reform

    07 July 2012

    In advance of the publication of the Government's White Paper on social care next week, Carers UK Chief Executive Heléna Herklots said: “Reform of social care is long overdue for the 6.4 million unpaid carers in the UK, particularly the million people caring for over 50 hours a week for ill frail or disabled loved ones. The care provided by these ...

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    Carers UK response to poll showing public reject current social care system

    03 July 2012

    New poll shows 9 in 10 of public reject current social care funding system  One year after the Dilnot Commission’s report into the funding of long term care,  an ICM poll reveals that 89% of English adults believe that older and disabled people shouldn’t have to bear all the costs for support with everyday tasks such as eating, washing ...

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