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    Carers UK statement on Breakthrough Britain

    11 July 2007

    A Conservative Party think-tank has published a report called 'Breakthrough Britain' which contains a number of recommendations on how to support the UK's 6 million carers. Imelda Redmond, Chief Executive of Carers UK responds to the report findings:

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    Carers UK reaction to elder abuse report

    14 June 2007

    Commenting on the UK Study of Abuse and Neglect, Imelda Redmond, Chief Executive of Carers UK said: "This is the first in-depth study of elder abuse that has been undertaken and it challenges some of the prejudices that people have that domestic abuse stops when someone gets older.

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    New European movement for carers

    12 June 2007

    Carers' organisations are to lobby Commission and MEPs for greater support. Eurocarers – a new platform for carers within the European Union – is to be launched on Tuesday 12 June in the European Parliament in Brussels.

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    Carers urged to join new campaign

    30 May 2007

    Carers UK is urging carers, their friends and families to sign up to their new campaign, Real change, not short change, to secure a better deal for carers from Government.

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    Carers being sold short

    30 May 2007

    New Carers UK report, Real change, not short change, presses for full review of incomes and services for carers and their families

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    Caring choices

    26 April 2007

    Carers UK is supporting a coalition calling for a major public debate on the future of long term care funding. One in five of the UK population will develop long term care needs, yet the care system is still not fit for future generations, says the new 15-strong coalition.

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    New Money for Carers

    27 March 2007

    A £1 million increase in money for carers has been announced by Carer's Champion and deputy health and social services Minister John Griffiths AM, as he launches a new strategy for carers in Wales.

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    Failure to invest is widening inequality

    14 February 2007

    Failure to invest in support for families is driving millions into poverty and, unless urgently reformed, will create new patterns of widening inequality and disadvantage that Britain can ill-afford. That's the message being delivered today by Sir Bert Massie, Chairman of the Disability Rights Commission (DRC), and backed by Carers UK.

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    Breaks Bill needs your support

    19 January 2007

    Carers UK is calling on all carers to support the Disabled Children (Short Breaks) Bill which, if passed, would give parents of disabled children the right to a break from caring.

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    Special report : Cuts to local services

    02 January 2007

    For many carers a few hours respite care is the only break they get from caring. Yet increasingly, callers to Carers UK's CarersLine service are saying services for the people they care for are being cut back. Over the past few months carers have been telling

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