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Over a quarter of ‘sandwich carers’ report symptoms of mental ill-health and are struggling financially, according to the latest statistics.
More support is needed for unpaid carers who are being 'pushed to breaking point', local government leaders in Wales have warned.
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.