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    Comment from Carers UK

    19 February 2010

    Comment from Imelda Redmond CBE, Chief Executive of Carers UK on today's social care conference and Conservative concerns for the role of unpaid carers.

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    Statement on social care debate

    10 February 2010

    Carers UK says social care debate must not be 'drowned out' by party political electioneering   10th February 2010 Carers UK Chief Executive Imelda Redmond CBE said: "The reform of social care is one of the greatest challenges our society faces in the 21st century. Our care system is crumbling as it struggles to cope with an ageing population and people living ...

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    Charities back free personal care bill

    29 January 2010

    The charities Age Concern/Help the Aged, Carers UK, Parkinson's Disease Society and Counsel and Care have come together to call for politicians to throw their support behind the Personal Care at Home Bill which is due to have its Second Reading in the House of Lords on Monday 1 February 2010.  

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    Extra employment help for carers

    07 December 2009

    Carers UK has welcomed new support for carers from the Department of Work and Pensions, aimed at supporting carers to combine paid work with caring.

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    One million give up work to care

    04 December 2009

    One in six carers give up or cut back work to care and face a significant drop in income which can continue for several years. New research by Ipsos MORI for Carers Rights Day shows the average carer in Britain today cares for around six-and-a-half years clocking up an average of 27 hours a week.   With their focus on making sure ...

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    Carers in Employment

    15 October 2009

    Government announces review of support for carers in employment and an increase in the earnings limit for Carer's Allowance.  

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    Carers should be allowed extra time off work when they are unable to cope

    14 October 2009

    Carers UK with backing from the Daily Mirror is calling for carers to be allowed extra time off work when they are unable to cope. One in five people looking after someone find it impossible to balance a job and caring. Carers UK is backing the Daily Mirror's caring for carers campaign and calling for carer's leave to be made ...

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    Carers UK shaping debate at Party Conferences

    18 September 2009

    How will the political parties approach care in the run up to a general election? Will it influence people's voting habits? Carers UK is shaping debate on the future of social care by hosting fringe events at the party conferences of the three main political parties.

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    Concern over missing money

    07 August 2009

    Carers UK is concerned that £150 million given to Primary Care Trusts (PCTs) is not being spent on its intended purpose of giving carers a break.

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