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    Carers UK backing Go On

    03 December 2010

    Caring can make people very isolated but carers tell us the internet can make a big difference. That's why we're backing the Go On campaign to get more people online finding out about their rights and entitlements.

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    New 'vision' for social care

    16 November 2010

    Carers UK Chief Executive Imelda Redmond CBE has responded to the launch of the Government's vision for the future of the care and support system.

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    Living longer

    08 November 2010

    Carers UK has welcomed the BBC's Living Longer project, exploring the impact of our ageing population, but voiced concerns about the risk of cuts to local care services.  

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    Train the Trainer for Carers

    20 October 2010

    2008 saw the launch of the National Carers Strategy, where Government promised to raise awareness of carers and make them more visible. Now, two years later this promise has started to bear fruit as a group of carers from the North East of England successfully completed the innovative Train the Trainer course, developed and delivered by Carers UK, enabling them to ...

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    £4 million funding for carers

    14 October 2010

    Carers UK today welcomed the Government's £4 million investment in a range of projects from training schemes for health and social care workers to access to better information.

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    Carers UK at the Party Conferences

    15 September 2010

    Carers UK will attend all three of the main party conferences to raise awareness of carers' needs and views to politicians, and make the case for reform of the benefits and social care systems.

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    250,000 carers missing out on pension protection

    07 September 2010

    quarter of a million people caring for an ill or disabled friend or relative could be missing out on a top up that protects their basic and second State Pensions in later life. An estimated one million people have given up work to care for someone and Pensions Minister Steve Webb wants 'hidden' carers who could be eligible for Carer's ...

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    Benefits Survey

    24 August 2010

    Carers UK is part of the Disability Benefits Consortium. To help the Government better understand the impact changes to benefits will have on disabled people we are doing a quick survey to find out people's experiences of the current system.

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    Lynda Wisbach 1957-2010

    05 August 2010

    Lynda Wisbach, one of Carers UK's trustees since November 2006, passed away peacefully on Wednesday 28th July at home surrounded by her family. She had been battling Motor Neurone Disease for the last two years.

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