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A fifth of carers in England have not received an assessment in the past year, with nearly three-quarters suffering from mental ill health, council leaders have warned today.
Unison has lodged an official appeal against the ruling that social care providers will no longer be required to pay £400m in backpay to carers doing sleep-in shifts.
Over 70% of young carers feel lonely during the summer and lose an entire week of their holiday looking after a loved one, a survey has revealed.
Cheshire East Council has welcomed an employment tribunal decision which found a ‘whistleblower’ was not dismissed unfairly.
There are over seven and a half million people in the UK who provide unpaid care for a relative — one million more than in 2005, new study reveals.
A new law designed to streamline the system which safeguards vulnerable people in care is set to save local authorities an estimated £200m a year.
The Government has launched a £500,000 innovation fund as part of a new ‘action plan’ to improve support for unpaid carers.
MPs have called on the Government to remove the ‘cliff-edge’ in the benefit calculation that could see many carers lose their allowance.
A shocking new social care survey, which found a quarter of respondents were unable to maintain basics like washing, dressing, and visiting the toilet, has revealed a system ‘unfit for purpose’.
The viability of nearly 70% of the care sector is at risk from the unresolved sleep-in care crisis, a new survey has revealed.