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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…

Carers Strategy refresh

Thursday, 25 November 2010
Work and Care an essential partnership: Employers for Carers forum responds to updated Carers Strategy Employers for Carers, the forum for employers seeking to support the 1 in 7 carers in their workforce, welcomes the publication by the Government today (25 November 2010) of ‘Recognised, valued and supported: Next steps for the Carers Strategy’. A key theme running through the updated Strategy is that employment…

New 'vision' for social care

Tuesday, 16 November 2010
The Government have announced today (16 November 2010) a new 'vision' for adult social care. Comment from Carers UK: Commenting on the announcement, Imelda Redmond CBE, Chief Executive of Carers UK said: “There is much to welcome in this vision for social care. It is vital that reform delivers early, preventative support to families to promote the independence of older and disabled people and make…

Welfare Reform White Paper launched

Thursday, 11 November 2010
The Welfare Reform White Paper Universal Credit: Welfare That Works published today (11 November 2010) sets out details of the Government’s programme to overhaul the welfare benefits system and tackle the ‘culture of worklessness’. The new Credit, available for people both in and out of work, will provide a basic amount with additions for those with children and other caring responsibilities, people with disabilities and…