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    Care & Support Alliance: End the care crisis

    01 July 2011

    In advance of the publication of the Dilnot Commission’s recommendations on care and support funding, 25 members of the Care and Support Alliance - organisations representing older people, those living with disabilities and long-term conditions and their families - have set out the case for reform.

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    MPs urged to act on social care

    28 June 2011

    Thirty-five members of the Care and Support Alliance, which is chaired by Carers UK, have written to every MP, calling for action to reform social care. The letter campaign comes ahead of  a report expected next week from The Dilnot Commission on Funding of Care and Support

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    Caring at a Distance: bridging the gap

    14 June 2011

    The results of the first ever research survey  into the impacts on employers and employees of managing caring at a distance, an issue that affects millions of families, are published today (14 June 2011).

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    Carers UK welcomes overhaul of social care law

    16 May 2011

    Carers UK welcomed the recommendations for a new social care law which have been published today by the Law Commission (1).  The recommendations, if adopted by Government, would bring together 60 years of statute into a single piece of legislation, ending years of confusion and differences between local authorities throughout England.

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    Unpaid carers save £119 billion a year

    11 May 2011

    New estimates, calculated by charity Carers UK and the University of Leeds, show the care provided by friends and family members to ill, frail or disabled relatives is now worth a staggering £119 billion every year. (1)

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    Half a million Black Asian Minority Ethnic carers

    28 March 2011

    A new report published today by Carers UK shows that there are half a million Black Asian Minority Ethnic (BAME) carers in England who save the state a staggering £7.9 billion a year, with the unpaid care they provide to loved ones. This amount is equivalent to over 40% of all government spending on social care.

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    Hollywood royalty supports Carers Week!

    23 March 2011

    Hollywood actress Dame Judi Dench is one of several celebrities supporting Carers Week 2011. The Oscar-winning British icon is famous for playing 'M' in the James Bond films among many other unforgettable roles on stage and screen. She is also set to make an appearance in the latest Pirates of the Caribbean film, due to be released later this year.

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    Have your say on DLA

    07 February 2011

    Find out how to have your say as the Government's consultation on replacing Disability Living Allowance reaches its final week.

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    Statement on the Vincent family

    20 January 2011

    The case of Riven Vincent and her family today highlights the dangers for families, society and the economy of failing to invest in care which supports families caring for disabled relatives.

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    From Vision to Action

    09 December 2010

    The Independent Commission on Social Services issued a report called "From Vision to Action" . The Commission started its work 10 months ago and they were asked to consider the provision of social services for the next decade. A copy of the report with its recommendations can be downloded here more....

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