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Research finds 112,000 people gave up work or retired early to look after relatives last year, as experts highlight employers’ ‘big role to play’ in supporting carersAlzheimer’s disease and other causes of dementia are costing employers billions as staff are forced to reduce their hours or quit their jobs to care for relatives, research has claimed. A study, conducted by the Centre for Economic and…
More than half of ‘sandwich carers’ – people who look after both children and older relatives – find balancing their work and home lives difficult, according to research from wellbeing company BHSF. BHSF estimates that 1.3 million people in the UK fall into the sandwich carer category, and London-based workers struggle the most. While one in six nationally say that their responsibilities are always too…
Freedom of Information request reveals unpaid carers seeking replacement care for loved ones subjected to a postcode lottery Hundreds of thousands of carers going without enough sleep or seeing a doctor Give carers a break if we truly want to improve our social care system Unpaid carers are unable to see a doctor because they can’t get a break from caring, according to damning new…
 This article by Woman&Home, citing Carers UK research, contains useful advice and tips for carers on getting the help they need. Just the idea of a close friend or family member being diagnosed with Alzheimer’s can strike fear into many of us. But, if you’re one of the 700,000 informal carers in the UK looking after someone at home, that nightmare is your daily reality.…

Dementia Carers Count Event

Tuesday, 10 September 2019
You are invited to celebrate the achievements of our first year and look ahead at our plans for the coming months Come to hear our carers' stories and the research demonstrating why our courses work. An event to connect with dementia family carers, our team and the people behind our services. Please join us on Thursday 19th September 2019 Time 9am - 11am Venue The…