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Carers UK Survey – Carers’ experiences of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic

15th September 2020

Carers UK has launched this survey to capture how the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic continues to have an impact on carers’ lives. Carers UK carried out a similar survey back in April to uncover the impact that the early months of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic had on carers. The results of that survey were effectively used to campaign for more…

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New arrangements for accessing PPE in Devon

23rd July 2020

Councillor Andrew Leadbetter, Portfolio Holder, Adult Social Care and Health, for Devon County Council updates unpaid carers about coronavirus, social care and changes to PPE arrangements in Devon. Carers in Devon have been resilient and resourceful during the lockdown, and first of all, I want to thank you again for everything you have done to…

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A right to paid carer’s leave – make the case to Government!

3rd July 2020

Millions of people juggle their caring responsibilities with paid work. For working carers, balancing work and care can be a real struggle – being tired, stressed and struggling to manage their own physical and mental health, are very real challenges. They urgently need more support to ensure they can remain in work. A right to…

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Carers FAQ’s answered over the Government’s latest easing of lockdown guidance

26th June 2020

Carers have been contacting us with questions with regards to the easing of lockdown and what specifically does this mean to you and the loved ones who you care for. You have been concerned about the latest guidance and how this impacts you including advice on: shielding, support bubbles, extended households, face coverings and whether…

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