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Working and Caring in COVID-19

Wednesday, 09 June 2021
 The Covid-19 pandemic has shone a spotlight on caring in all its forms – including the growing number of workers who are caring for older, disabled or ill family members or friends. Research published by Carers UK with YouGov in Carers Week last year showed that millions more people took on caring responsibilities in a matter of weeks after the outbreak of Covid-19. Strikingly, of…
More than a third (35%) of people caring unpaid for family members or friends feel unable to manage their caring role 72% of carers have not had any breaks from their caring role during the pandemic Carers Week charities call on Government to give back to carers and fund break Fewer than one in five (14%) exhausted unpaid carers are confident that the support they…
With family carers playing such an important role in so many households, Suffolk Family Carers is pleased to launch new and enhanced services for unpaid carers across Suffolk. The services, jointly commissioned by Suffolk County Council (an EfC Umbrella Member), West Suffolk Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG), Ipswich & East Suffolk CCG & Norfolk & Waveney CCG, will improve support for family carers across the whole…
Charity Carers UK launches blueprint to help companies and services support millions of customers with caring responsibilities Suite of resources for carers to help manage services and put in place Power of Attorney Unpaid carers are finding it difficult to help manage day-to-day services such as telephone, banking and financial assistance on behalf of the person they look after. The research is from charity Carers…
400,000 NHS staff also have an unpaid caring role for a relative or friend. Carers UK calls on UK employers to identify and support increasing number of unpaid carers in their workforces. A ground-breaking question in the most recent NHS’ staff survey has found that one in three of the health service’s employees is also an unpaid carer. The NHS is the biggest employer in…