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Carers UK response to COVID-19

Monday, 16 March 2020
Carers UK and Carers Trust have made a joint statement regarding the coronavirus – or COVID-19. The statement is an overview of the current advice for people who provide unpaid care. The 2011 census found that there are 6.5 million unpaid carers in the UK. They provide unpaid care to the value of £132 billion a year – roughly equivalent to the NHS. Planning must…
The Civil Service have announced their agreement to implement a Carers Strategy over 5 years to build a carer inclusive workplace. Rupert McNeil, Government Chief People Officer has written a blog outlining the top priority areas and overall vision. Did you know that one in eight workers in the UK is a carer? Or that almost 67,000 civil servants identified as a carer in the…

State of Caring Survey 2020

Friday, 28 February 2020
State of Caring Survey 2020 The State of Caring Survey is the UK’s most comprehensive research into the lives and experience of carers. The 2020 survey is now open and will close on 17 May 2020. We are so grateful to each and every person who takes the time to complete the survey and give us a full picture of their caring experience. We will…
Charity Carers UK launches free tool to help validate the skills gained through caring Learning for Living supports carers to re-enter work or review their current job Digital badge recognised by employers as part of professional development Care Minister trials programme with unpaid carers at Carers UK head office National charity Carers UK has launched its latest digital innovation for unpaid carers in a drive…
The number of employees that are balancing worklife with caring responsibilities is growing, with 1 in 7 of the workforce, or 5 million of the population, identifying as carers. We can’t avoid the fact that the population is aging, and with 600 people having to give up work every day to care for a loved one it’s simply not sustainable for the future. Employees with…