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The State Pension age for women will start to rise from 60 to 65 between 2010 and 2020 (to be equal with men). From 6 April 2010 there are also two significant changes that will really benefit carers: Change to qualifying years Only 30 years of NI contributions and/or credits will be needed to get a full basic State Pension for men and women instead…

Care and Support White Paper

Monday, 29 March 2010
The White Paper on Care and Support, published on 30 March 2010, includes  proposals for a National Care Service which would overhaul the way care and support is paid for and provided. The new system would be phased in three stages: Stage One  Build on ‘the best of the current system’ through reforms that are already underway and deliver the Personal Care at Home Bill…
Employers for Carers, the forum for employers seeking to support the 1 in 7 carers in their workforce, welcomed the publication today of a landmark Memorandum of Understanding with Government covering around 1 million employees (1) The Memorandum sets out how Employers for Carers’ Leadership Group and six Government departments can work together to support implementation of the Carers’ Strategy and to ensure that all…

Tipping point for care

Wednesday, 24 February 2010
On the day (19 February 2010) of the care conference called by Secretary of State for Health, Andy Burnham MP, to try to find political consensus on the reform of social care, the national charity Carers UK called upon government, employers, public services, communities and families to sign up to a new social contract before a tipping point for care is reached in 2017 that…
One year on from the forum's launch in January 2009, Employers for Carers (EfC)'s second Networking Event for members, held 2 February 2010, was addressed by Jonathan Shaw MP, Minister for Disabled People at the Department for Work and Pensions. The Minister, who has responsibility for carers within DWP, updated members on the Government's progress on implementing the National Carers Strategy launched in June 2008.…