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The Dilnot Commission and carers

Friday, 05 August 2011
The Report of the Dilnot Commission was warmly welcomed across the social care sector. The Care & Support Alliance, 51 national charities representing older and disabled people, those with long-term conditions and their families, has particularly welcomed the Commission’s call for additional funding for social care, a cap to protect against catastrophic care costs and proposals for supporting working age disabled people. The Alliance has…
Employment webinar discussing carer support hosted by Employers for Carers, Carers UK and ADASSWith staff retention and resilience a key challenge for employers, flexible employers and flexible care services are essential to enable the 1 in 7 employees who juggle work and care to combine caring and paid employment healthily and productively. What are the lessons from employers who have introduced flexible working? How do…
The results of the first ever research survey into the impacts on employers and employees of managing caring at a distance, an issue that affects millions of families, are published today (14 June 2011).
The Government has launched a consultation on its plans to introduce a number of changes to employment rights as part of its plans to create a modern workplace for the modern economy. The consultation covers proposed changes to Flexible Working rights, Flexible Parental Leave, Equal Pay and the annual holiday entitlement rights in the current Working Time Regulations. The changes include extending the right to…
New estimates, calculated by charity Carers UK and the University of Leeds, show the care provided by friends and family members to ill, frail or disabled relatives is now worth a staggering £119 billion every year. The figure has risen by over a third since the 2007 estimate, which stood at £87 billion Carers’ contribution now far outstrips the total cost of the NHS (£98.8…