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Government urged to accelerate consultation on extra unpaid leave as pandemic ‘shines a light’ on the pressures of looking after a family member or friend Three in five (60 per cent) working carers had to use their annual leave last year to look after an ill, elderly or disabled family member, partner or friend, research has found. A poll by savings and retirement firm Phoenix…
Employers for Carers are delighted to announce that NHS England and Improvement have launched a dedicated package of support and online resource to all NHS staff, agency and bank workers who have unpaid caring responsibilities, outside of their paid NHS roles. In light of COVID-19, the organisation has brought forward plans it pledged for additional help and support for existing and new staff returning to…
4.5 million additional people caring for older, disabled or seriously ill relatives or friends since the Covid-19 pandemic Unpaid carers and those not caring just as worried about stress and responsibility of providing care UK public demands better deal for unpaid carers Carers Week charities call on Government to recognise unpaid carers’ efforts and rebuild country’s care and support services New figures released for Carers…
Carers UK have today released a new report, Supporting carers health and wellbeing in the workplace, based on the findings of a survey completed by almost 200 employer organisations. One in seven employees in the UK is caring for an older, disabled or seriously ill family member or friend and this number is set to increase; while supporting employees, who are also caring, to remain…
Reduced or closed care services mean family members are picking up even more care for older, sick or disabled relatives Carers tell charity they feel ‘overwhelmed’ and are at risk of burning out Carers UK calls for Government recognition of unpaid carers’ efforts during pandemic and increase to Carer’s Allowance A staggering 70% of unpaid carers in the UK are having to provide more care…