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Carers UK and eight other national partners will be organising Carers Week 2011, to take place during 13-19 June 2011. There will be thousand of events and activities throughout the UK, around the theme The True Face of Carers.

Managing caring at a distance?

Thursday, 14 April 2011
Carers Week 2011 research survey, April 2011 - watch this space! The first ever research survey into the impacts on employers and employees of managing caring at a distance has launched today (14 April 2011). Employers for Carers (www.employersforcarers.org), in association with leading global investment bank, Nomura (www.nomura.com), is conducting the first ever research survey into the impacts on employers and employees of managing caring…
The Government has made the following announcements this month (March 2011) about implementation of the Equality Act and the right to request flexible working: Equality Act: On 17 March the Government confirmed that the public sector Equality Duty will come into force as planned on 5 April 2011, and published a policy review paper proposing new specific duties to support the general duty. Comments on…

Budget 2011 – Plan for Growth

Wednesday, 23 March 2011
The Government’s Plan for Growth, published 23 March 2011, sets out a package of measures to support private sector investment, enterprise and innovation, including within the care sector. Proposals for the care sector include: Taking forward ‘a range of measures to encourage innovation in NHS procurement’ including committing an additional £10 million from the Department of Health over the next two years on Small Business…
Source: TAEN (Experts in Age and Employment) Key older employees are being retained in the workforce. Over the past decade, an increasing number of people aged 65 and over have remained in work, despite the recession. Figures from the Office for National Statistics show that in 2001 around 412,000 people aged 65 and over were in work, and this rose to 870,000 in the last…