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Employees will be given the right to ask for flexible working from their first day at a new job, the government has proposed. New legislation will mean that workers will not have to wait for 26 weeks to seek flexible arrangements, as set out under the current law. The government also wants to introduce laws that make it easier for people on low incomes to…
Millions of people beginning or ending a caring role each year Carers UK calls for step change in the way that unpaid carers are identified and supported Academic research released for Carers Rights Day (24th November 2022) shows the astonishing numbers of people in the UK starting or ending an unpaid caring role each year. Published by the charity Carers UK, statistical analysis by the…
The Carer’s Leave Bill, which aims to support millions of unpaid carers in employment, was discussed in the House of Commons this morning, with a cross-party group of MPs sitting on the Committee looking at the Bill in detail. It was a positive discussion with clear support from all sides of the house, including the Government. If successful in its passage through both Houses of…
A third of carers have been waiting more than a year for NHS assessment or treatment, with two thirds seeing their health decline while waiting One in five carers report their loved one’s emergency admission to hospital was avoidable Compounded by cost-of-living crisis and lack of care in the community, Carers UK warns of perfect storm for carer breakdown Unpaid carers and the older and…
Carers UK has released a new research report based on the findings from a survey completed by Employers for Carers (EfC) member organisations. The aim of the research was to help identify examples of good practice in promoting support for carers at work, including specifically to understand the role of carer champions in raising awareness and visibility. Since the pandemic, EfC member organisations have seen…