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    Poverty is closer than you think

    11 September 2008

    Carers UK is backing a new campaign called 'Get Fair' which aims to highlight how many people in the UK such as disabled people and the elderly are living in poverty.

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    Carers UK backs carer's fight for justice

    08 August 2008

    Carers UK is backing carer Helen Coughlan's fight to obtain the care package her disabled brother desperately needs, but which is being drastically reduced by her local Primary Care Trust in Redbridge, Surrey.

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    Carers can't wait

    05 August 2008

    Carers can't wait. That was the message coming loud and clear from a series of meetings attended by hundreds of the UK's carers in July 2008.

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    New legislation for carers moves a step closer

    17 July 2008

    Carers Wales has been pushing the Welsh Assembly Government and Assembly Members to introduce new Welsh legislation to promote equality and wellbeing for carers. Yesterday the First Minister, Rhodri Morgan AM, confirmed that the government would be seeking powers "to provide support for carers by placing appropriate duties on public sector organisations". The LCO put forward earlier in the year ...

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    Carers deserve a better deal

    09 July 2008

    Carers UK is delighted that USDAW is calling for radical reform of Carer’s Allowance. Caring can have a devastating impact on carers’ finances and one in five carers is forced to give up work, losing on average £11,000 in income.

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    National Strategy for Carers - a summary of contents

    10 June 2008

    On June 10th 2008 the Government published its National Strategy for Carers. The document is called "Carers at the heart of 21st century families and communities" and it includes a set of commitments and a ten year vision for what support for carers should be like by 2018.

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    Carers can't afford to be ill

    09 June 2008

    Carers across the country could be putting their own health at risk by ignoring symptoms or not finding the time to visit their own GP for help and advice. The results of a new nationwide survey of 2,000 carers - reveal that more than three-quarters of those questioned (77%) feel that their health is worse as a result of the strain of ...

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    Caring and a career? Not possible say carers

    15 May 2008

    Carers face a daily struggle between working and caring. New survey shows nearly half of those caring for an older relative or dependent agree that it is not possible to combine being a carer with a career.

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    Carers UK welcomes national debate on the future of care and support

    12 May 2008

    Responding to today's launch of an intense six month debate about the future shape of care and support services, Imelda Redmond, Chief Executive of Carers UK, says: "Carers UK welcomes this major national debate in advance of the forthcoming Green Paper on the future of care and support, including the Prime Minister's personal interest in this crucial issue.  

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    Carers keep being counted

    02 April 2008

    Carers of sick and disabled people have won their battle to keep a question on caring in the 2011 census. Treasury Minister Angela Eagle has today confirmed that money has been made available for an extra page of questions that had been under threat.

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    Carers urged to check council tax

    01 April 2008

    With Council Tax bills for 2008 about to issued Carers UK is urging carers to make sure they are paying the correct amount. It is not widely publicised but some carers could qualify for up to 50% off their council tax bills.

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    Carers of disabled children win legal duty to breaks

    19 March 2008

    Carers UK welcomes and congratulates the success of the Every Disabled Child Matters campaign in securing new legal duties on local authorities to help parents caring for disabled children by giving them breaks from their caring responsibilities.

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