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Employers for Carers, the forum for employers seeking to support the 1 in 7 carers in their workforce, welcomed the publication today of a landmark Memorandum of Understanding with Government covering around 1 million employees (1) The Memorandum sets out how Employers for Carers’ Leadership Group and six Government departments can work together to support implementation of the Carers’ Strategy and to ensure that all…

Tipping point for care

Wednesday, 24 February 2010
On the day (19 February 2010) of the care conference called by Secretary of State for Health, Andy Burnham MP, to try to find political consensus on the reform of social care, the national charity Carers UK called upon government, employers, public services, communities and families to sign up to a new social contract before a tipping point for care is reached in 2017 that…
One year on from the forum's launch in January 2009, Employers for Carers (EfC)'s second Networking Event for members, held 2 February 2010, was addressed by Jonathan Shaw MP, Minister for Disabled People at the Department for Work and Pensions. The Minister, who has responsibility for carers within DWP, updated members on the Government's progress on implementing the National Carers Strategy launched in June 2008.…

OBE for Chair of EfC

Tuesday, 05 January 2010
Caroline Waters is to be awarded an OBE for her 'services to diversity and equal opportunities'.

Review of support for working carers

Thursday, 17 December 2009
The Government has this week (15 December 2009) announced that there will be a consultation on the support for carers who combine caring with paid work, and it has also announced an increase in the earnings limit for Carer's Allowance. In the White Paper Building Britain's Recovery, published today by the Department for Work and Pensions, it says: "For people combining paid work with caring…