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A new date for the Second Reading for the Carer’s Leave Bill has been agreed in Parliament, with Friday 21 October 2022 being the new date. The Bill was due to have its Second Reading on 9 September, but this was part of the mourning period following the passing of HM The Queen. Emily Holzhausen OBE, Carers UK Director of Policy and Public Affairs said,…
Lesbian, gay, and bisexual carers were more likely to feel lonely and worried about their finances than their heterosexual peers This group was five times as likely to say they had received reduced support from local charities than heterosexual carers Unpaid carers who identify as gay, lesbian or bisexual were more likely to be lonely and worried about their finances during the COVID-19 pandemic, new…
Wendy Chamberlain MP led a special event last Friday where prominent employers including Employers for Carers members Centrica, TSB and Phoenix Group met to discuss the benefits of her proposed Private Members Bill to businesses and employees. If successfully passed through Parliament the Carer’s Leave Bill, which was published on the same day as the event, would introduce a landmark new right for UK employees…
Unpaid carers from black, Asian and minority ethnic backgrounds suffered even greater pressures including further economic hardship from the nations’ first lockdowns onwards, new data analysis by Carers UK suggests. ‘The experiences of Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic Carers during and beyond the Covid-19 pandemic’[i] is the latest of a series of reports, building to better understand the adverse impact of the pandemic on all…

Carers Week Round-up

Tuesday, 28 June 2022
This year the theme for Carers Week was making caring visible, valued and supported and all across Carers UK, there were workplace Lunch & Learns, Care for a Cuppas and special events, including a special parliamentary event attended by MPs from across the UK. On the Carers Week website almost 2,600 individual actions were added to the site including over 925 activities and almost 1,400…