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  • Report

    UK

    Carer Friendly Company Blueprint

    13 May 2021

    Carers UK has recently carried out new research looking at carers’ experiences when acting on behalf of the person they care for, which explored the main issues that carers experience when acting on behalf of the person they care for, how they interact with different companies and services, and what they would like to see from companies to help them to manage. Following the research, and consultation with carers and with companies, we have created a new Carer Friendly Company Blueprint. This incorporates those experi

  • Report

    UK

    'Carer Friendly Company: Managing someone else’s affairs'

    13 May 2021

    Carers UK have launched a new research report which looks at the experiences of carers when they are helping manage services and accounts on behalf of the person they care for. Based on a survey of over 6,000 carers and focus groups with carers, we found there was a significant minority of carers who found interacting with services and companies challenging.

  • Report

    ENG

    Carers and Physical Activity: A study of the barriers, motivations and experiences of unpaid carers aged 55 and over in England

    07 May 2021

    Our new ‘Carers and Physical Activity' report looks at ways to support carers over the age of 55 in England to take part in more physical activity, to both reduce loneliness and improve their wellbeing. The report was supported by Sport England, with funds from the National Lottery. The research examines the barriers for carers in being active, and shares best practice examples and recommendations to make physical activity more accessible to reduce the health inequalities carers face.

  • Briefing

    ENG

    Carers UK briefing on NHS staff survey 2020

    29 April 2021

    The NHS Staff Survey 2020 shows that one in three of the NHS workforce is juggling work and care. In this briefing we explore carers’ experiences working in the NHS, and if they feel supported to balance work and care.

  • Briefing

    ENG

    Briefing on COVID-19 vaccination for unpaid carers - 01 April 2021

    01 April 2021

    On 1st April 2021, Carers UK updated our briefing for Affiliates regarding the roll-out of the COVID-19 vaccine to unpaid carers. Please find a link to the brieifng below.  The key change to be aware of - since 1 April, due to the vaccine supply profile in England in April, carers who are eligible, but who have not been invited to come forward for the vaccine, have to register with their GP practice. A letter from NHS England to the system states that Primary Care Networks need to have measures in place to ensu

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