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Sixty people including carers, health charities and government attended the launch on February 16th of a new online information service for carers, Carers Direct, held at the Coin Street Neighbourhood Centre on London’s South Bank. David Behan, Director General, Social Care, Local Government and Social Care Partnerships Directorate at the Dept. of Health introduced the launch, which included a live demonstration of Carers Direct by…

Vote for Caroline

Sunday, 01 March 2009
Caroline Waters, Chair of Employers for Carers, is on the shortlist for HR Magazine's Human Resources Excellence Awards 2009. She is one of ten Human Resources directors who have been nominated for their groundbreaking work over the past twelve months. Caroline Waters is Director of People and Policy at BT (British Telecom) and has been tireless in her efforts to demonstrate that flexible working is good…

Care Vouchers Scheme

Thursday, 26 February 2009
Care vouchers recommendations are ‘unfinished business’ say employers. Ahead of a parliamentary debate today (Thursday 26 Feb) on the government’s response to the Work & Pensions Select Committee’s report: ‘Valuing and Supporting Carers’, employers have come together to urge an immediate re-examination of the Committee’s proposals in support of Care Vouchers. Care Vouchers are designed to help employees who care for someone who is ill,…

Carers UK recognised in awards

Friday, 06 February 2009
Carers UK are delighted to have been recognised, last week, as part of the thirtieth anniversary of Working Families, the UK’s leading work-life balance campaign organisation. Madeleine Starr, Carers UK’s Strategic Projects Manager, was honoured at an event in the House of Lords on Wednesday 28 January as a pioneer for ‘her sustained and successful campaigning for carers’ employment rights, and for her influence in…
Government-backed business group Employers for Carers, chaired by BT and supported by Carers UK, went live on 27th January launched by Department of Work and Pensions Minister Jonathan Shaw at the BT Tower. Employers for Carers, whose members include BT, Unum, Listawood, the University of Leeds and PricewaterhouseCoopers, will deliver hands-on advice to employers on supporting the UK’s 3 million working carers. Minister for Disabled…