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Care provided by families valued at £135 billion over course of the pandemic so far Carers UK calls on Government to recognise contribution of millions of carers and protect their health and wellbeing With every day of the COVID-19 pandemic that passes, unpaid carers are saving the UK state £530 million in the care they provide, new research by charity Carers UK shows. The research,…
Employers with established policies in place to support staff with caring responsibilities have been better able to meet the changing needs of their workforce during the pandemic, new research by Carers UK shows. A survey of 114 members of the Employers for Carers (EfC) business forum found the vast majority have been able to support their staff with caring responsibilities for older, disabled or ill…
Carers UK are partnering with Barclays LifeSkills to help those over 50 remain in work, many of whom may be struggling to juggle work with caring responsibilities. As the UK’s population grows older and more people continue in employment into later life, juggling work and care will become more prevalent, it’s essential for employers to create accommodating workplaces that enable those who are working and…
Four in five unpaid carers providing more care for relatives 78% reported that the needs of the person they care for have increased during the pandemic Two thirds (67%) worried about how they will cope through further lockdowns or local restrictions Carers UK calls on Government to help reinstate crucial support services as soon as possible, and implement a New Deal for Carers Family carers…
In the UK, all employees have the right to take "reasonable" time off to deal with emergencies involving a dependant. This is known as dependants' leave. Whether or not this is paid is at the discretion of the employer. In addition to dependants' leave, since 2003, employees are entitled to request flexible working to look after their disabled child. The Work and Families Act 2006…