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Carers UK today welcomed an amendment to the Health and Care Bill which was passed in the Commons having been brought forward by the Government. This places a new duty on NHS hospital trusts in England to ensure that unpaid carers are involved as soon as feasible when plans for the patient’s discharge are being made. The amendment covers all carers of adults needing care…
“I am anxious & scared of what our living costs will be in the coming months. I’m unable to sleep and worried about surviving” (an unpaid carer, February 2022). Just under half (45%) of unpaid carers are currently unable to manage their monthly expenses, the latest research by Carers UK has revealed. A UK-wide survey of 3,300 unpaid carers was carried out by the charity…
More women and people from ethnic minority backgrounds seeing careers disproportionately affected because of need to balance work and care More than half of working adults have not applied for a promotion or new job because they have caring responsibilities, research has found. A survey of 5,444 people, conducted by Ipsos for Business in the Community (BITC), found that 58 per cent of respondents said…
Carers UK and Centrica are delighted to have won the prestigious award for 2021, in recognition of the significant achievements of an innovative three-year strategic partnership. Around 65% of us will care for someone in our lifetime and Carers UK is here to make life better for unpaid carers looking after family and friends who are older, disabled or chronically ill. The collaboration between the…
Carers UK is delighted to have been chosen by Bank of England employees as one of their charities of the year alongside Demelza Hospice Care for Children and WWF. The partnership starts now and ends in 2023. Laura Doughty, Director of Fundraising and Communications said: I am excited to share that Carers UK has been voted the Bank of England’s diversity and inclusion charity partner…