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CHESHIRE West and Chester’s army of unpaid carers are about to get a digital boost that will get them online and able to access vital services. A batch of 300 new iPads is winging its way to homes across the borough with no or limited access to digital technology, thanks to funding secured by Cheshire West and Chester Council. The rollout will enable unpaid carers…
Virgin Media and Carers UK are beginning a five year strategic partnership which will use technology and innovation to address the loneliness experienced by eight in ten unpaid carers Carers UK is today entering into a new five year strategic partnership with the telecommunications company Virgin Media, which aims to create meaningful connections for one million unpaid carers across the UK. Carers UK and Virgin…
A new article from BBC Worklife features a story from a working carer at a financial services organisation which is also a member of Employers for Carers. The article focuses on sandwich carers and includes comments from Katherine Wilson, Head of Employment at Carers UK. Below is a short extract from the article, however you can read the full version here. Jo Austin would love…
Care provided by families valued at £135 billion over course of the pandemic so far Carers UK calls on Government to recognise contribution of millions of carers and protect their health and wellbeing With every day of the COVID-19 pandemic that passes, unpaid carers are saving the UK state £530 million in the care they provide, new research by charity Carers UK shows. The research,…
Employers with established policies in place to support staff with caring responsibilities have been better able to meet the changing needs of their workforce during the pandemic, new research by Carers UK shows. A survey of 114 members of the Employers for Carers (EfC) business forum found the vast majority have been able to support their staff with caring responsibilities for older, disabled or ill…