Tag: Carers

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
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
Unpaid dementia carers prop up our health and social care system-Parking is the unfair burden

Unpaid dementia carers prop up our health and social care system-Parking is the unfair burden

A bill to exempt carers from paying hospital car parking charges is being debated in the House of Commons today. Labour MP Julie Cooper, who introduced the bill, says the charges are an “unfair burden” on carers. She says she has cross-party support, but the government has not yet said whether it will back it. […]

30th October 2015 | By | Reply More
Male carers support group in the pipeline

Male carers support group in the pipeline

More than four in ten of the UK’s unpaid carers are male, according to a recent study by Carers Trust and The Men’s Health Forum.  And over half of male carers surveyed said that being a carer had a negative impact on their mental health and that they felt especially isolated.  Bearing these statistics in […]

18th February 2015 | By | Reply More
80% young adult carers are not getting the support they need

80% young adult carers are not getting the support they need

New research by Carers Trust, the UK’s largest carers charity, shows the shocking impact of caring unpaid for a family member or friend on young adults in their education and when looking for work.   The first large-scale survey of carers aged 14-25 shines a light on the lives of some of the 375,000 young […]

10th December 2014 | By | Reply More
Caring for relatives can impact on a womans health and career

Caring for relatives can impact on a womans health and career

AN ageing population means that increasing numbers of people – predominantly women – need to spend time caring for elderly relatives. These carers experience high levels of stress; and if they are also in work, their careers are affected and their employers too could suffer if they lose the services of skilled people for sustained […]

10th December 2014 | By | Reply More
Disclosure bureaucracy is contributing to carers crisis

Disclosure bureaucracy is contributing to carers crisis

Disclosure bureaucracy is contributing to carers crisis by Alison French   A licence aimed at protecting people judged to be vulnerable and known as a Protecting Vulnerable Groups (PVG) document was introduced by the organisation, Disclosure Scotland, three years ago. It is required to be held by anyone engaged in caring for such categories of […]

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