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8 in 10 unpaid carers feel ‘lonely or socially isolated’, research shows

Charities call on the government to provide more support for unpaid carers, including regular respite breaks from caring.

Call for carers to be made exempt from hospital car parking charges

New research reveals that one in three hospital trusts in England have increased car parking charges in the last year.

Government ‘Carer’s Strategy’ must deliver improved support for unpaid carers

Carers UK has set out its vision of a society that respects, values and supports carers.

Tory failure to address housing challenges for carers ‘a national health issue’

A leading charity says a lack in credible housing policy from Government to address the care needs of older and disabled people represents a 'national health issue'. Research published by Carers UK reveals how poor housing and care policy is...

Caring in later life significantly harms employment prospects

Age UK and Carers UK call for fresh approach to support those juggling work and unpaid care.

‘Perfect Storm’ Of Tory Cuts Pushing Unpaid Carers To The Brink

Millions of unpaid carers are “struggling” to gain access to the vital support they need, charity warns.

Exempt Carers From ‘Unlawful’ Benefit Cap, Demands Charity

High Court ruling found that the benefit cap unlawfully discriminates against disabled people and their carers.

60% Of Family Carers Pushed To ‘Breaking Point’, Warns Charity

Cuts to health and social care funding are pushing 60% of carers across the UK to breaking point, a leading UK charity has warned.




Tory welfare cuts ‘£3bn deeper than expected’

New figures reveal the freeze on working age benefits will erode household incomes much more deeply than originally forecast.

Corbyn urged to win votes by pledging £10bn more on care for disabled elderly

Fabian Society research identifies shortfall in funding for 1.2 million older people.

Terminally ill to be given priority over benefit underpayments, says McVey

Work and Pensions Secretary vowed to prioritise "any individuals whom we know from our systems to be terminally ill".

Austerity will have cast an extra 1.5m children into poverty by 2021

Lone-parents, disabled children and ethnic minorities will be among worst-hit, says EHRC.

Childcare voucher changes delayed after Commons debate

Government agrees to keep system open for six more months after pressure from Labour.

Reverse universal credit cuts, Iain Duncan Smith tells chancellor

Thinktank says 340,000 people could be taken out of poverty if Philip Hammond takes action.