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Councils charging for support puts #carers wellbeing at risk

16 September 2015

From time to time, every carer needs support to help them look after the person they are caring for.

Sometimes that will mean getting equipment installed in their home so that they can meet the needs of the person they support. Other times it might mean calling in home help so that they can keep up with their housework.

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The importance of these services cannot be overstated. They mean that carers can provide the best support possible to their friend or family member whilst maintaining their own health.

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Short report can be read here     Full report here





Carers Rights Day – November 28th 2014

27 November 2014


When undertaking a new task it is vital you read the manuals first. The more information you take on board at the beginning, can hopefully be of benefit to you as you go along.

Caring can be like that. For many people they can become carers in the blink of an eye, for others it is a slow progress of offering assistance, that in time takes over your life and becomes a full time job. We always think it happens to someone else so no, or very little, preparation is taken.

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Yet the impact of being an unpaid carer can be felt on every aspect of your life. From finances, employment, social time, education, family life etc.

With the current welfare reforms, cuts to social care – there has never been a greater need than now for carers to be informed of their rights, to be signposted to support.

Check with your local council if your town has a local support group, or input your area here

There are national organisations online that have free phone numbers if needing advice, online forums where you can meet other carers.



If you have any questions/ need more information please email or leave a comment below







All Party Parliamentary Group for Carers – draft minutes

7 March 2013

All Party Parliamentary Group for Carers

Co-Chairs: Baroness Jill Pitkeathley and

Sir Tony Baldry MP

Draft Minutes: Tuesday 15th January 2013


Baroness Jill Pitkeathley (Chair), Barbara Keeley MP, Baroness Wheeler, Baroness Howe, Baroness Lister, Dr Eilidh Whiteford MP and Dr Hywel Francis MP.

In attendance

Emily Holzhausen, Carers UK; Steve McIntosh, Carers UK; Chloe Wright, Carers UK, Emma Smale, Carers Trust; Michael Shann, Carers UK; Philippa Russell, Standing Commission on Carers; Professor David Croisdale-Appleby; John Bangs, Surrey County Council; Kirsty Slack, Carers Trust; Scott Sinclair, Marie Curie Cancer Care; Claire O’Neill, Marie Curie Cancer Care; Lauren Bowman, Adfam.


Apologies received: Sir Tony Baldry MP, Hywel Williams MP, Russell Brown MP and Robert Walter MP

Minutes of the last meeting


Policy updates

Baroness Jill Pitkeathley introduced the meeting’s speakers and briefly outlined the changes coming in as a result of (more…)

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