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Unpaid carers, poverty and the cost of living crisis in Northern Ireland

2 August 2022

Policy white paper on the drivers and solutions to poverty among unpaid carers during the cost of living crisis in Northern Ireland

Assembly election manifesto 2022

22 March 2022

Carers NI manifesto for the May 2022 NI Assembly election.

Under pressure: Caring and the cost of living crisis in Northern Ireland

15 March 2022

Survey research on the challenges carers in Northern Ireland are facing during the cost of living crisis.

State of Caring report 2021

3 November 2021

Annual snapshot of unpaid caring experiences in Northern Ireland, examining carers’ finances, health, wellbeing and more.

Carers Week research report 2020

8 June 2020

Annual Carers Week research report with recommendations for the NI Executive on the policy interventions unpaid carers need.

Caring behind closed doors: Forgotten families in the Coronavirus outbreak

23 April 2020 

Research on the profound impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on the lives of unpaid carers. 

Will I Care? The likelihood of being a carer in adult life

21 November 2019 

Research examining the likelihood of adults providing unpaid care at some point in their life. 

State of Caring report 2019

19 November 2019 

Annual snapshot of unpaid caring experiences in Northern Ireland, examining carers’ finances, health, wellbeing and more. 

Juggling work and unpaid care

5 February 2019 

Polling on the impact the ageing population is having among those who are juggling work while providing unpaid care, how the world of work needs to adapt and the consequences if it doesn’t. 

State of Caring report 2017

9 October 2017 

Annual snapshot of unpaid caring experiences in Northern Ireland, examining carers’ finances, health, wellbeing and more.

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Support for Carers UK's Carer's Allowance overpayments campaign
13 April 24

Carers UK overwhelmed by support from senior politicians encourages carers to share their experience of Carer’s Allowance overpayments as Government…

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Carers UK responds to news reports of Carer's Allowance overpayments case
11 April 24

Helen Walker, Chief Executive of Carers UK, said: “The overpayments case highlighted in the media over the weekend is indicative…

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NI’s unpaid carers ‘left behind’ in new UK employment law, campaigners warn
05 April 24

Carers call for action from Stormont on carer's leave in Northern Ireland.

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Millions of unpaid carers granted new employment rights as groundbreaking Carer’s Leave Act comes into force.
05 April 24

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