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Caring Together welcomes Government decision to retain rights of carers in the Health and Care Bill

Caring Together welcomes an amendment to the Health and Care Bill which places a new duty on NHS hospital trusts to ensure unpaid carers, including young carers, are involved in the patient’s discharge plans. The amendment, passed in the House of Commons yesterday, means carers have a right to be involved in discharge plans for […]

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New research shows carers are now facing unprecedented financial pressure

Just under half (45%) of carers are currently unable to manage their monthly expenses, the latest research by Carers UK has revealed. A UK-wide survey of 3,300 carers was carried out by the charity in February. A further worry is that just under half (46%) of the carers surveyed also feel the oncoming increases in […]

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State of caring 2021 – give your views and experiences

Carers UK have launched their State of Caring survey 2021 and are inviting everyone looking after a family member or friend to take part. The survey is the UK’s most comprehensive research into the lives and experience of carers and many professionals who work with carers find the results provide a useful evidence base for […]

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Call to make Carer’s Allowance fairer for carers

Carers UK, Caring Together and 73 other organisations representing carers, disabled adults and children, and older people, have joined together to amplify their previous call on the Government to recognise the financial impact COVID-19 continues to have on people caring round the clock for family members and friends. Today, 3rd November, marks four months since […]

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