training to better meet the needs of carers
and the children in their care
Chief executive of Carers
UK, Helena Herklots, said: "It is deeply concerning that three-quarters of respondents feel carers
are undervalued by society.
If the person being cared for is receiving a "severe disability premium" as part of their benefit entitlement, they will lose this if the carer
She does her best to support carers
but why is it that we see our beloved MPs such as Nick Brown popping along to give carers
a "pat on the back" only once a year?
She said: "I am a carer
and during university it was really important I was supported because It helped me stay in education knowing I had support when I needed it.
The charity believes carers
' ability to work would be helped by a right to paid carer
leave of between five and 10 days, a right from day one in a job to request flexible working, funding for more care to allow carers
to juggle work and home and better back-to-work programmes for carers
Based at Farthing Lane, Sutton Coldfield, the group aims to alleviate stress, support carers
and reach out to the 'hidden carers
' in society.
have in common is the selflessness and dedication to put their family member or friend's needs before their own, but what they also have in common is an on-going life of isolation, ill-health and poverty.
Depending on political and community realities, these might range from sponsorship by public sector agencies--if funding can be obtained to direct services provided by nonprofits--to volunteer help lines and carer
To ensure the delivery of quality care throughout the hundreds of communities it serves, Allied offers extensive training programmes to its members - for pre-employment as well as during the course of a nurse or carers
At a later date, everyone receiving the Young Carer
Grant will also be given a pass for free bus travel.
is someone who, without payment, provides help to a family member or friend, who could not manage without this support.