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Over half of unpaid carers (55%) who use day services have reduced or no access because of COVID-19 Only 13% of carers confident they would get support they need in the next 12 months Six in 10 (62%) worried services will be reduced and nearly half (47%) worried about losing access to voluntary sector services because of funding cuts One in five unpaid carers who…
The Government has set out new proposals to make the right to request flexible working a day one entitlement for every employee in Britain. It will also introduce a day one right to one-week’s unpaid leave for carers balancing a job with caring responsibilities. Helen Walker, Chief Executive of Carers UK, said: With our ageing population and people working for longer, millions of people in…
Carers UK and not-for-profit campaign Smart Energy GB are excited to be working together to raise awareness of smart meters amongst unpaid carers in Britain. Described as the next generation of gas and electricity meters, they are designed to help consumers take control of and manage their energy use at home. They have the potential to make life easier for time-pressed family members and friends…
Research has shown that more flexible forms of working are here to stay. Acas has published new guidance and resources to support employers who wish to introduce hybrid working into their organisations, what steps they can take to do so and what considerations they should be aware of. The advice covers: • Considering hybrid working for your organisation• Ways of hybrid working• Discussing hybrid working…

Carers Week round-up

Tuesday, 29 June 2021
All across Carers UK, there were lunch and learns, Care for a Cuppa’s, and a virtual parliamentary event. On the Carers Week website there were 2,573 actions, including 850 activities and 1,407 voices. Many of you were among the 167 organisations that pledged their support, alongside 90 politicians and 146 individuals. Carers UK also launched new research on carers’ breaks and the continued impact of…