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Fairer for Carers

Carers UK are calling on the Government to urgently act to address the financial hardship that many unpaid carers face due to their caring responsibilities. To support carers through the COVID-19 pandemic, Carers UK are calling on the Chancellor of the Exchequer, Rt Hon Rishi Sunak MP, to award a £20 a week supplement to […]

COVID Vaccine for Carers

The COVID pandemic has had a significant effect on the lives of Carers, but we know that there are many more people in our local area who provide support to a family member of friend without realising that they are actually unpaid Carers. The Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation (JCVI) has included unpaid carers […]

Policy Briefing: Unpaid carers status for COVID-19 vaccination in England

On 30th December 2020, the Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation (JCVI) published updated advice which recommends that carers who are in receipt of Carer’s Allowance, or who are the main carer of an elderly or disabled person whose welfare may be at risk if the carer contracted COVID-19, should be included in Priority 6. […]

Employers for Carers

We are delighted to announce that Carers Together is now a member of Employers for Carers and over the next few months we will be working towards the Carer Confident Accreditation. The Carer Confident Accreditation is a benchmarking scheme which assists employers to build a supportive and inclusive workplace for staff who are or will […]

COVID-19 Update (Jan 6th 2020)

We want to reassure Carers that there will be very few changes to the way we deliver our services during our new period of lockdown. Our phonelines are open from 9-5, Monday to Friday on 01642 488977 or you can contact us via the referral form on our website. Our group walks and online activities […]

COVID-19 Update

The Government announced that from Wednesday 2nd December, the North East will be subject to Tier 3 restrictions.  To find out what you can and cannot do in each tier click here. If you are concerned about how this may affect your caring role, contact us on 01642 488977 to speak to one of our […]

Caring Behind Closed Doors

Carers UK have published ‘Caring Behind Closed Doors: 6 months on’, a new report summarising the continued impact of COVID-19 on all parts of the Carer’s role and what the government must do to support Carers through the winter and beyond.  To read the full report click here

A Few Hours A Week To Call My Own

Carers Trust have released ‘A Few Hours A Week To Call My Own’, a new report based on feedback from over 2,000 unpaid Carers who have sought support from the social care system.  The report talks about Carers’ experiences and what Carers would like to see in a reformed social care system.  To read the […]