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Today (Tuesday 9th July) we have released the findings of our State of Caring survey which show the huge personal and financial cost of caring unpaid for a loved one. On top of providing tens of hours of care every week for family members or friends, more than two thirds (68%) of carers are using their own income or savings to cover the cost of…
The Government Equalities Office has today (3rd July 2019) released a roadmap for gender equality in the UK. In it, the Government commits to advancing gender equality in the workplace. It will consult on care leave for those who are balancing work and unpaid care and will support employers to improve their offer to carers. Responding to the Government’s launch of the roadmap ‘Gender Equality…
Employers for Carers is a forum for employers committed to developing good practice to support the 1 in 7 people at work who are caring for ill, frail or disabled family members or friends. The Elder Magazine talked to Katherine Wilson, who played a key role in setting up Employers for Carers ten years ago, about the compelling business case for better support for working…

Happy Carers Week 2019!

Monday, 10 June 2019
Carers Week is a great opportunity to raise awareness and recognise the huge contribution carers make. Across the UK today 6.5 million people are carers, supporting a loved one who is older, disabled or seriously ill. Carers Week 2019 is made possible by Carers UK working together with six other national charities. Together we're asking local communities, organisations and individuals to join us in 'Getting…
By Darren Michel, Assistant Manager – Claims & Medical Underwriting, Generali UK Employee Benefits April has come and gone. And that elusive Social Care Green Paper has been kicked down the road yet again. The provision and funding of care for the elderly represents an ongoing challenge in our ageing society. It’s a challenge that is all too real for the c600 people a day…