Policy Briefings

Our policy briefings help you get the facts and figures you need and get to grips with often complex policy issues.

There are strong arguments for both employers and public bodies to look at carers within their equalities and diversity strategies because of the discrimination they often face in the workplace or when seeking employment.

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Facts about carers 2015 is a Carers UK digest and analysis of all the major research and statistics about carers in the UK.

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Carers at the heart of 21st Century families and communities (June 2008)

The 2008 National Strategy for Carers was signed by seven Government departments. The Strategy sets out medium and long-term plans aimed at transforming the way that society treats carers. This briefing summarises some of the recommendations in the Strategy.

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Published on 27 April 2009, the Equality Bill is the most significant piece of equality legislation for a generation. For the first time carers will be protected from direct discrimination and harassment because of their association with people who are already protected themselves. This briefing summarises the key issues in the Bill.

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The National Strategy for Carers pledged that up to £38 million would be invested in Jobcentre Plus (JCP) services for carers. This briefing, from Carers UK, describes the role of the Care Partnership Managers and explains how they will be involved with local authorities, NHS bodies, third sector and care agencies and carers.

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