Professionals whose job brings them into regular contact with unpaid carers are being asked to encourage them to get a free flu jab this winter as part of Carers Trust’s ‘Flu Jabs for Carers’ campaign.
Every year, the vast majority of unpaid carers miss out on a free flu jab, despite the fact that they’re entitled to request one if they’re the main carer for someone who’s ill or disabled and whose health would be at risk if they fell ill.
Friday, November 1, 2013 - 15:10
Carers Trust warns that unpaid carers are increasingly bridging a gap that the health and social care system cannot fill, at great personal cost.
Carers Trust, the largest charity for carers, has today warned that thousands of unpaid carers are bridging a gap that health and social care departments cannot fill because of staffing and financial constraints.
John, an unpaid carer, told us that the strain he was under in loo
Thursday, October 17, 2013 - 11:10
Over the last few weeks much has been written about the role of ‘carers’– those who provide care in a paid capacity ‘care support workers’ and those who care unpaid for a friend or family member who due to illness, disability, a mental health problem or an addiction cannot cope without their support ‘carers’.
There is a clear difference between these two types of roles and Carers Trust, a charity which supports unpaid carers feels that it is very impo
Tuesday, October 15, 2013 - 15:29
Carers Trust welcomes the publication of ‘A Fresh Start for the regulation and inspection of adult social care’, aiming to build confidence in the role of Care Quality Commission as the regulator for adult social care.
Dr Moira Fraser, Director of Policy and Research for Carers Trust said:
“High quality care services are crucial to ensuring that people with care needs can live their lives in the way they want to and with dignity.”
“We welcome CQC’s commitment to ensur
Tuesday, October 8, 2013 - 09:10
A landmark change in the law, announced by the government today (8 October 2013) signals the start of a new era of support for 160,000 children in England caring for their parents, siblings and family members.
For too long, young carers have been slipping through the net between children’s and adult’s support services – hidden from view of the very authorities there to help them, according to the National Young Carers Coalition (NYCC) of leading charities.
Tuesday, July 23, 2013 - 09:43
The UKs largest carers charity, Carers Trust, and The Co-operative will mark the round the clock 24/7 nature of caring this 24 of July.
Events will be taking place on 24 July across The Co-operative’s businesses, with support from carers services across the country.
Tuesday, July 16, 2013 - 09:14
The Co-operative Food is teaming up with consumer goods manufacturer, Procter & Gamble (P&G), to raise an amazing £300,000 for The Co-operative’s Charity of the Year, Carers Trust.
Wednesday, July 10, 2013 - 10:50
Dr Moira Fraser, Director of Policy and Research comments: “Carers Trust welcomes the findings of the independent review into healthcare assistants released today.”
“We believe that people paid to care for those who need it should be qualified and able to carry out their job.