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    PM told to take leadership on social care reform

    07 May 2012

    Carers UK has joined an unprecedented group of leaders from local government, NHS and social care services, businesses and unions in an open letter calling on the Prime Minister to take urgent action to tackle a growing crisis in care for older and disabled people.

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    Working Tax Credit changes: what you need to know

    03 April 2012

    Couples with children who are receiving Working Tax Credit where one partner is receiving Carer’s Allowance are at risk of losing their full tax credits unless they contact the Tax Credit Office by 6th April. From the 6th of April the Government is increasing the number of hours a couple with children has to work in order to receive ...

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    Success in Tax Credit fight to protect carers

    21 March 2012

    Following a joint campaign with other family charities and unions, Carers UK has welcomed a Government decision to exempt carers from changes to Working Tax Credit which could have resulted in the loss of almost £4,000 a year in tax credits.

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    Care & Support Alliance: Care Crisis lobby

    05 March 2012

    Around 1,000 older and disabled people, carers and people with long-term conditions from across the country will today travel to Parliament to give MPs a clear message: act now to end the care crisis.

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    New support for malnutrition report

    21 February 2012

    Malnutrition and caring: The hidden cost for families, a report from Carers UK in conjunction with Nutricia, has won support from parliamentarians and nutrition professionals. The report, launched in February, highlights that too many families are struggling to cope with the lack of nutrition advice and support currently available, and are sometimes left to face the serious consequences of malnutrition. ...

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    Nominations now being taken for the Unpaid Carer's Award

    13 February 2012

    Nominations are now being taken for the Carer’s Award for the Great British Care Award finals. We are looking for unpaid carers to join the current winners from some of the regional awards that took place last autumn. Deadline for entries is 14th May 2012.

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    Malnutrition's 'hidden cost for families'

    02 February 2012

    Leading charity Carers UK, supported by nutrition experts Nutricia, is calling for action to improve the nutritional care experienced by carers and their loved ones. Carers UK has published a new report into the impact on families struggling to manage the diet of ill or disabled relatives. Malnutrition and Caring: The hidden cost for families shows that without the right ...

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    Care and Support Alliance welcomes cross-party talks

    16 January 2012

    Carers UK is part of alliance of major charities calling for joint action on care crisis Over 50 charities representing older and disabled people and their families have warmly welcomed the start of cross-party talks on the future of social care.  In January, the Care & Support Alliance joined employers, unions, faith and community groups to write an open ...

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    Carers UK to support award for carers

    16 January 2012

    Carers UK will be the charity partner for the Carers Award category at the 2012 Great British Care Awards.  The Carer’s Award is a special category of the Great British Care Awards, and will be given to an unpaid carer or former carer who, in the opinion of the judges, can demonstrate commitment and perseverance in helping to bring ...

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    PM urged to take action on social care

    02 January 2012

    Carers UK has joined other charities, care providers, health bodies, employers, and unions to sign an open letter to Prime Minister calling for cross-party action on social care reform.

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    Honoured to be standing up for carers

    29 December 2011

    Madeleine Starr, Carers UK’s Head of Innovation, has been awarded an MBE for services to employment in the 2012 New Year’s Honours list. Since 1999, Madeleine has led Carers UK work on carers and employment and was instrumental in securing major changes to law, policy and workplace practice for the 3 million people who juggle work with caring for ill, frail ...

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