Wednesday, September 23, 2020

Carers

1 in 4 working carers consider giving up work due to pressures of balancing work and caring responsibilities

Research finds that 1.6 million working carers struggle to combine their work and care responsibilities.

Unpaid carers twice as likely to have used a food bank during lockdown

"The Government must acknowledge the impact the pandemic is having on carers’ finances."

UK immigration rules for NHS staff in dire need of review post COVID-19

New immigration rules will make it more difficult for the NHS to attract vital migrant workers.

Coronavirus: Scottish unpaid carers set to receive £230 one-off Carer’s Allowance top-up

UK Government urged to follow Scotland's example and increase Carer's Allowance.

Unpaid family carers ‘feel completely ignored’ by Government amid the Coronavirus pandemic

Government under pressure to increase the value of Carer's Allowance to help the UK's army of 6.5 million unpaid carers.

Matt Hancock refuses to commit to paying care workers the ‘Real Living Wage’

Health Secretary urged to recognise the contribution of care workers during the coronavirus outbreak.

Emergency Fund to provide a lifeline for unpaid carers during coronavirus crisis

Charity reports huge upsurge in queries from carers regarding concerns caused by Coronavirus.

Carers UK welcomes changes to Carer’s Allowance in response to Coronavirus

The Government has introduced a new aspect to the eligibility criteria for claiming Carer’s Allowance.

Over 80s save Government £23bn a year through unpaid care

Over 80s provide 1.2bn hours of unpaid care a year, new figures from Age UK reveal.

Carers missing out on £1.5bn in unclaimed benefits

Unpaid carers urged to check their benefit entitlement.

2.6 million mid-life workers expect to leave their job to care for a relative

Government urged to invest in long-term and sustainable social care funding so that more people can remain in work.

Labour to introduce free personal care for the elderly

Labour say the plan would help to reduce the burden on unpaid carers and NHS.

Featured News

1.6 million households hit by £60 cut to benefits in just one month

DWP urged to scrap universal credit advance "loans" before thousands more are pushed into debt.

Tories warned of ‘mass unemployment’ as number of people out of work hits two-year high

UK government urged to extend the furlough scheme to protect workers.

Whingeing Lords demand hardship fund despite £162 daily allowance

Documents "expose the total privilege and sheer arrogance of unelected Lords at Westminster".

DWP to hire thousands of new work coaches amid Covid-19 job losses

"Getting Britain back to work as quickly as possible is vital", says DWP minister.

Universal Credit increase must be made permanent and extended to legacy benefits

Reversing the increase risks plunging 700,000 more people into poverty, report says.

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