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400,000 NHS staff also have an unpaid caring role for a relative or friend. Carers UK calls on UK employers to identify and support increasing number of unpaid carers in their workforces. A ground-breaking question in the most recent NHS’ staff survey has found that one in three of the health service’s employees is also an unpaid carer. The NHS is the biggest employer in…
Unpaid carers who are not known to health and care services and therefore have not been called forward for the COVID-19 vaccine now have a route to check whether they are eligible and apply for a vaccination appointment. Unpaid carers are currently being called forward for their first COVID-19 vaccinations as part of cohort six in the national vaccine roll-out. Eligible carers for the vaccine…
CHESHIRE West and Chester’s army of unpaid carers are about to get a digital boost that will get them online and able to access vital services. A batch of 300 new iPads is winging its way to homes across the borough with no or limited access to digital technology, thanks to funding secured by Cheshire West and Chester Council. The rollout will enable unpaid carers…
Virgin Media and Carers UK are beginning a five year strategic partnership which will use technology and innovation to address the loneliness experienced by eight in ten unpaid carers Carers UK is today entering into a new five year strategic partnership with the telecommunications company Virgin Media, which aims to create meaningful connections for one million unpaid carers across the UK. Carers UK and Virgin…
A new article from BBC Worklife features a story from a working carer at a financial services organisation which is also a member of Employers for Carers. The article focuses on sandwich carers and includes comments from Katherine Wilson, Head of Employment at Carers UK. Below is a short extract from the article, however you can read the full version here. Jo Austin would love…