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Jo Cox Commission on Loneliness shines a spotlight on unpaid carers

Jo Cox Commission on Loneliness shines a spotlight on unpaid carers

It’s time to start a conversation about caring, as new research from Carers UK shows more action is needed to support unpaid carers who feel isolated and lonely. Greater understanding from friends, colleagues, and the public, as well as more opportunities for breaks and social activities, are all needed to combat a ‘silent epidemic’ of […]

16th August 2017 | By | Reply More
Government’s commitment to resolve sleep-in crisis welcomed by industry bodies in social care

Government’s commitment to resolve sleep-in crisis welcomed by industry bodies in social care

Today’s announcement that the Government has temporarily suspended its enforcement activity and will waive historical financial penalties against employers concerning sleep in shift pay for care workers has been welcomed by care industry bodies. VODG and Care England have been in active discussions with Government to create an appropriate framework for sleep in payments, in […]

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Unpaid carers provide social care worth £57 billion

Unpaid carers provide social care worth £57 billion

ONS reports unpaid carers provide social care worth £57 billion, Alzheimer’s Society comments Today Office of National Statistics, ONS Digital has released data revealing the huge bill that unpaid carers save the UK economy. The ONS found spend on social care in England has decreased in real terms (adjusted for inflation) since 2009 – 2010, […]

10th July 2017 | By | Reply More
Godalming carers made guests of honour at community event

Godalming carers made guests of honour at community event

A group of hardworking local carers were made guests of honour at a recent community event, which was held during National Carers Week.   The event provided an opportunity to celebrate the hard work of carers who support their loved ones. It also marked the latest office opening by the national care provider Clarriots Care […]

29th June 2017 | By | Reply More
Slough based care provider treats unpaid carers to a ‘Big Lunch’ during Carers Week

Slough based care provider treats unpaid carers to a ‘Big Lunch’ during Carers Week

Slough based care provider, seakr, treated hardworking unpaid carers in the community to its free ‘Big Lunch’ event on 15th June.   The event, which formed part of Carers Week, provided an opportunity for seakr to celebrate a year of hard work by unpaid carers who support their loved ones.  Joining the seakr team, unpaid carers enjoyed […]

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Neuro Rehab Centre Wins Carer Friendly Employer of the Year Award

Neuro Rehab Centre Wins Carer Friendly Employer of the Year Award

The Marbrook Neurological Rehabilitation Centre which opened in May 2016 has been recognised for its monthly Carers Café. The last Tuesday of every month the doors to ‘Café Neuro’ are opened, where carers are greeted by the smell of fresh coffee and pastries. The cafe is the result of a collaborative group of local charities […]

20th June 2017 | By | Reply More
National military charity calls on carers organisations to refer carers to its support this Carers Week

National military charity calls on carers organisations to refer carers to its support this Carers Week

National military charity calls on carers organisations to refer carers to its support this Carers Week, 12- 18 June 2017   National charity Blind Veterans UK has launched a new campaign to mark Carers Week by asking carers organisations to refer the carers of vision-impaired veteran to the charity. The campaign aims to raise awareness […]

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Home care provider Bluebird Care is urging public to appreciate carers in their area

Home care provider Bluebird Care is urging public to appreciate carers in their area

Tonbridge and Tunbridge Wells based care company Bluebird Care are urging the public to get involved and lend their support to Carers Week 2017. Running from 12-18th June 2017, National Carers Week aims to promote awareness of the career challenges carers across the UK face and help promote awareness of the fantastic job that carers […]

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Not enough value placed on unpaid care says general public

Not enough value placed on unpaid care says general public

The UK public does not feel that unpaid carers are sufficiently valued, according to a new online public poll published today (12 June) for the start of Carers Week. More than 7 in 10 (74%) of the UK public feel carers are not sufficiently valued by society for the support they provide and this figure […]

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University of Bradford asks how ready we are to care for those with dementia

University of Bradford asks how ready we are to care for those with dementia

Caring for people with dementia is mainly done by family members, yet how many feel obliged, rather than willing, to do so? This is the question being posed by researchers from the University of Bradford, as part of a nationwide survey to understand what kind of support would best ease the burden for dementia carers. […]

19th May 2017 | By | Reply More
Charities join forces to build carer friendly communities

Charities join forces to build carer friendly communities

Eight major charities have combined forces to get communities across the UK involved, encouraging people to register events and pledge support in the run-up to Carers Week 2017 (12-18 June) – a national awareness week that celebrates and recognises the vital contribution made by the 6.5 million people across the UK who currently provide unpaid […]

1st March 2017 | By | Reply More
The Jo Cox Commission today highlights the hard truth that chronic loneliness can affect anybody

The Jo Cox Commission today highlights the hard truth that chronic loneliness can affect anybody

The hidden cost of loneliness revealed as MPs and leading organisations come together to continue the work of the murdered MP, Jo Cox. Director of the Campaign to End Loneliness, Laura-Alcock-Ferguson, said: “The launch of the Jo Cox Commission today highlights the hard truth that chronic loneliness can affect anybody, and the older you get the more […]

31st January 2017 | By | Reply More
Warm-hearted carer named Care Worker of the Year 2016

Warm-hearted carer named Care Worker of the Year 2016

A warm-hearted carer who devotes her life to looking after other people is going to be looked after herself in truly sumptuous style after winning the top award from Bright Care, the fast-growing Scottish in-home care provider.   Lois McNeill, who works with Bright Care’s Edinburgh branch, has been named Care Worker of the Year […]

9th January 2017 | By | Reply More
Families nominate carer for being a shining star

Families nominate carer for being a shining star

A Hessle care worker has been awarded for her outstanding dedication to care, following praise from residents’ family members. Nancy Faal, who is a carer at The Hollies, on Ferriby Road in Hessle, has been awarded the Shining Star Award, beating hundreds of others to be nominated and awarded. Nancy was presented the award by […]

22nd December 2016 | By | Reply More
Ninth ‘Outstanding’ rating for national homecare provider

Ninth ‘Outstanding’ rating for national homecare provider

Home Instead Senior Care has secured a ninth ‘outstanding’ rating from the Care Quality Commission (CQC) following the inspection of its Oldham and Saddleworth franchise.   The national homecare provider, which cares for more than 8,000 older people across the UK, celebrates this latest outstanding rating with franchise owner Mick Sheehan and his team   […]

16th December 2016 | By | Reply More
Lack of community services to support carers is piling pressure on NHS emergency care

Lack of community services to support carers is piling pressure on NHS emergency care

Due to a lack of appropriate support in the community, unpaid carers are reluctantly taking their loved ones to A&E, according to new research published today by Carers UK [1]. The charity’s report comes as the NHS prepares for its annual challenge of increased A&E visits and hospital admissions during the winter months.   Carers identified […]

30th September 2016 | By | Reply More
We need your opinion-Feedback needed from unpaid carers in Essex

We need your opinion-Feedback needed from unpaid carers in Essex

Healthwatch Essex is looking for feedback from unpaid carers looking after a friend or relative about their experiences of using online information and support that is available locally. The views of any carer with something to say are welcome – you don’t need to be a computer expert to join in the conversation! “We appreciate […]

14th September 2016 | By | Reply More
Carers UK sets out vision for improving the lives of carers to inform Government’s new Carers Strategy

Carers UK sets out vision for improving the lives of carers to inform Government’s new Carers Strategy

  As the UK approaches the tipping point where the number of older people needing care is predicted to outstrip the number of working age people available to provide it [1], Carers UK has carried out a comprehensive review of how people are supported now, and in the future, to provide care without putting their […]

3rd August 2016 | By | Reply More
Home care workers recognised for years of dedicated service

Home care workers recognised for years of dedicated service

Buckinghamshire home care provider, Caremark (Aylesbury & Wycombe) celebrated years of dedicated service of 20 of their care workers at a recent Midsummer event.   The Midsummer celebration provided an ideal opportunity to show the importance of the care worker in the local community and enabled the Whitchurch based company to recognize and celebrate the […]

2nd August 2016 | By | Reply More
ADASS responds to Care Act for Carers report

ADASS responds to Care Act for Carers report

Responding to the Carers Trust report, “Care Act for Carers: One Year On”, ADASS (Association of Directors of Adult Social Services) President Harold Bodmer said:   “We share the report’s optimism about the transformative potential of the Care Act, and are concerned that 69 per cent of carers say they have noticed no difference since […]

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