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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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    Carers UK concern at rise in charges for care

    29 December 2011

    Carers UK today expressed concern at new evidence that care charges were continuing to rise whilst the incomes of many older people and their families needing care were falling placing increasing pressure on families that are already struggling.

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    Carers UK appoints a new Chief Executive

    15 December 2011

    Heléna Herklots from Age UK to join the charity at “crucial time”  Carers UK is delighted to announce the appointment of a new Chief Executive, Heléna Herklots, who is currently the Services Director for Age UK.

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    Carers UK welcomes clarification on vital carers' benefits entitlements

    12 December 2011

    This afternoon, Government confirmed in the House of Lords that the eligibility for Carer’s Allowance, the main carer’s benefit, would not be tightened with the introduction of the new disability benefit, the Personal Independence Payment (PIP).  In a response to questions from Peers and a direct question from Baroness Hollis, Lord Freud, Minister of State for Work ...

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    Mayor of London gives backing to Carers Right Day

    02 December 2011

     The Mayor of London, Boris Johnson today added his support to Carers UK’s national Carers Rights Day, urging those caring for ill or disabled loved ones to access the support they are entitled to.   There are almost 680,000 carers in London alone, who save the UK economy a staggering £12 billion per year with the unpaid care they ...

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    Sainsbury’s join forces with Carers UK to support staff who care

    02 December 2011

    New information resources for staff juggling work and care Carers UK and Sainsbury’s have joined forces on national Carers Rights Day 2011 (Friday 2nd December) to help support the UK’s 6.4 million people in the UK who care for ill or disabled loved ones. Sainsbury’s has sponsored 50,000 copies of Carers UK’s essential advice guides to support 700 local Carers ...

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    Carers UK welcomes Government action on carers breaks funding

    24 November 2011

    Carers UK today welcomed Government’s new moves to ensure that the funding for carers breaks is spent by Primary Care Trusts. The document, published today, sets out the targets and goals for Primary Care Trusts for the coming financial year (2012/13).  Over the past three years, carers have been frustrated by the fact that funding of around £250 million[1] passed ...

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    Carers UK urges action on older people's home care

    23 November 2011

    Carers UK urges government to act on Human Rights report on Older People's Home Care Carers UK today welcomed the Equality and Human Rights Commission’s  inquiry report into the human rights aspects of home care for older people which exposed the shocking quality of care that some older people and their families receive. Emily Holzhausen, Director of ...

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    Carers to tell Ministers they should not bear brunt of cuts

    02 November 2011

    6th Carers National Summit 3 November 2011 Carers UK will be highlighting carers’ needs in the current difficult economic climate and will make sure carers’ voices are heard whilst welfare is reformed and care services cut across the country.Over 450 carers will be joining in a debate with the Care Services Minster Paul Burstow MP, and Minister for Disability and Carers Benefits, ...

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    UK cities set for disabled people's protest

    19 October 2011

    Twelve UK cities set for disabled people's protest on HARDEST HIT Day of Action 10.8 million disabled people in the UK Estimated £9 billion loss to disabled people’s income Over 50 organisations joining forces 12 UK cities 12 protests 1 day: 22nd October 1 message: Disabled people are the HARDEST HIT. Stop these cuts This Saturday (22nd of October) disabled people, their families and friends will ...

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    Imelda Redmond to leave Carers UK

    04 October 2011

    After 12 years at Carers UK our Chief Executive Imelda Redmond CBE will be leaving the organisation in early November. She will be greatly missed by trustees, volunteers, members, supporters and staff. During her time at Carers UK Imelda has been a passionate advocate for people whose lives are affected by caring. She has done much to bring the issue from ...

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    Carers UK charity partner of carers award

    28 September 2011

    Carers UK is to be the charity partner for the Carers Award category at the 2011 regional awards. Carers UK is a charity set up to help the millions of people who care for family or friends. At some point in our lives every one of us will be involved in looking after an older relative, a sick friend or a ...

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