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Around one million "unsung heroes" who care for vulnerable relatives will be given a £10 a week benefits boost under the first year of a Labour government, Jeremy Corbyn will announce. Conservative cuts to inheritance tax would be scrapped to pay for the 17% hike in Carer's Allowance, the Labour…
The Belfast Health & Social Care Trust has launched a carers strategy entitled ‘Caring Together in Belfast’ – A Plan for Supporting Carers in Belfast 2017 – 2020. The key priorities of the strategy are: Reaching carers of all ages Developing carer support pathways Supporting carer health and wellbeing Communicating…
A new study is inviting people who care for someone with dementia to help investigate whether an online therapy can help carers cope with feeling of stress, anxiety or depression. Researchers are looking for up to 750 carers from anywhere in the UK to sign up and assess whether an…
Young carer Roni Bridges has had to grow up fast as at the age of 10 she helps care for her mum and two-year-old twin sisters. Her mum Michelle suffers from anxiety attacks and is sometimes too worried to leave the house. Roni talks her through her anxieties, encourages her…
Ministers are seeking views on plans to give young carers extra financial support when new welfare powers are devolved to Holyrood. The Scottish Government has launched a consultation on the introduction of a Young Carer's Allowance. Individual carers and advisory groups are among those being invited to have their say…
The MS Society is to fund a new study into the needs of families and carers of people with multiple sclerosis (MS) and the impact of MS on their lives. The study will be carried out by researchers at Queen Margaret University in Edinburgh, who are specialists in person-centred practice,…
Carer groups are being asked their views on the introduction of a young carer's allowance when new welfare powers are devolved to Holyrood. The Scottish Government has said it will consider the move to give more financial support to young people who care for others. The current carer's allowance is…
The Care Act 2014 and Children and Families Act 2014 (section 96) place new requirements on children’s and adult social care to identify young carers and assess their needs. Set within the context of these two Acts, and with a focus on whole family approaches to working with young carers…
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