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Carers Week Round-up

Tuesday, 28 June 2022
This year the theme for Carers Week was making caring visible, valued and supported and all across Carers UK, there were workplace Lunch & Learns, Care for a Cuppas and special events, including a special parliamentary event attended by MPs from across the UK. On the Carers Week website almost 2,600 individual actions were added to the site including over 925 activities and almost 1,400…
Millions of working carers could benefit from the new rights Welcomed by Carers UK and Employers for Carers Today, Wendy Chamberlain MP, announced her intention to introduce landmark new rights for unpaid carers in the workplace with a Private Member’s Bill after coming tenth in the ballot. The Bill, entitled the Carer’s Leave Bill, seeks to introduce a right to unpaid leave for employees with…
It was early evening, and Rebekah Zammett was about to leave her north Oxfordshire home to work a nightshift looking after teenagers at a local residential institution. But then a thud came from the bedroom of her son Jack, who has cerebral palsy. The then eight-year-old was having a seizure - one of dozens he experienced every day. Critical questions ran through her mind as…
4.68 million unpaid carers concerned for physical and mental health 2:2 million carers worried about ability to cope financially More care is being provided than ever before – even more than during the height of the pandemic Overwhelming public support for more Government action to help unpaid carers Carers Week charities are calling for an urgent 12-month plan of targeted support for unpaid carers, as…
Carers UK today welcomed an amendment to the Health and Care Bill which was passed in the Commons having been brought forward by the Government. This places a new duty on NHS hospital trusts in England to ensure that unpaid carers are involved as soon as feasible when plans for the patient’s discharge are being made. The amendment covers all carers of adults needing care…