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Join us and receive the following benefits:

Information and support in your caring role

When you join you’ll receive our free guide to caring and our popular quarterly Caring magazine with all the latest news, features, advice and events. Regular email updates will keep you posted on all things caring, wherever you are in the UK. 


Support from other carers

Our online forum is a place where you can share what’s on your mind, day and night, with people who understand and can support you through all the ups and downs of caring.


Opportunities to get involved in our campaigns and research 

By joining our UK-wide movement of carers, you’ll be able to push for lasting changes to make life better for carers.  


Invitations to events  

You’ll receive invitations to our AGM and Members’ Conference, plus a range of summits, carers’ parliaments and other carer events which take place across the UK throughout the year. 


Opportunities to help other carers 

We have a flexible range of community, online and telephone volunteering opportunities that will enable you to raise awareness of caring, raise funds for our work and connect carers with vital information and support. 


A say in our future

As a member, you influence what we do and how we do it. From sharing your views in a survey to providing feedback at events, there are many ways to help us improve the member experience.  


What carers say 

The best thing about being a member of Carers UK is… 

I don't feel so isolated knowing there are others out there in a similar position to myself.” 
Being updated on improvements regarding carers’ rights”  It helps because I know there is someone at the other end of the phone if required” 
Being a part of a large movement constantly striving to improve conditions for carers.” 

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Latest updates

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Carers UK launches manifesto calling on political parties to commit to a new social contract for unpaid carers.
18 April 24

Today (Thursday 18 April, 2024) charity Carers UK has launched its manifesto setting out how the next Government could dramatically…

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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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