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Impact of caring on health

Wednesday, 26 January 2011
More than half of carers in a new survey in Scotland say that they have a long term illness or disability. New evidence published today (26.1.11) by Carers Scotland has found that unpaid carers have twice the prevalence of long term illness and disability as the rest of the Scottish population.[1] The report, “Sick, tired and caring: the impact of unpaid caring on health and…
The Government has confirmed (13.1.11) that the Default Retirement Age will be abolished in April this year. From 6 April 2011 employers will no longer be able to give six months’ advance notice of their intention to retire employees when they reach the age of 65. Between 6 April and 1 October, only those people who were told before 6 April, and who are due…

Equality Act update

Thursday, 13 January 2011
The Government has confirmed (12.1.11) that the new public sector Equality Duty will be brought into force in April. Equality Act provisions to come into force in April 2011: Public sector Equality Duty Positive action in recruitment and promotion Public sector Equality Duty: The Government has confirmed (12.1.11) that the new public sector Equality Duty will be brought into force on 6 April 2011. New…
New NHS research (14 December 2010) points to increasing pressure on families who care for ill or disabled loved-ones. One in four carers has their ability to work affected by caring Half are in poor health Half expect their caring responsibilities to increase over the next five years [1] Findings from the research published by the NHS Information Centre point to extremely tough times ahead…
Today, Carers UK is teaming up with employers Sainsbury's and Employers for Carers to call on businesses to ensure that carers are better supported in the workplace. This initiative comes as the charity Carers UK also published new research which revealed that families were missing out on millions of pounds worth of entitlements every year. Every year, around one million employees will start caring for…