The advice in this booklet will help you if you look after a friend or family memberor have any form of caring responsibilities, but it is written to be particularly relevant for those who are about 65 years or older and are new to caring.
The NIHR Maudsley Biomedical Research Centre is looking for carers of people with a mental health condition to join their Service User Advisory Group (SUAG). The SUAG is a regular meeting of people with an interest in mental health research and experience of mental illness, whether through personal experience, or as carers of somebody with a mental illness.
Mr Justice Collins ruled that the application of the revised benefit cap to lone parents, with children under two, amounts to unlawful discrimination and that “real damage” is being caused to the claimants and families like theirs across the country.
Up to 230,000 unpaid carers are putting their state pension in jeopardy by not claiming carer’s credit – a benefit that plugs gaps in your national insurance record when you’re not able to work because you’re caring for someone.
The Health Innovation Network is running a series of events and promotional activities for Catheter Care Awareness Week, from 19-23 June 2017, as part of our work to reduce catheter-associated urinary-tract infections in South London and beyond. This also coincides with World Continence Week.
Carers Week commissioned public polling exploring public perceptions of how unpaid care is valued by society and their expectations of becoming a carer. The poll also looked at what would worry people if they took on a caring role and where they would go for support.
The International Day of Families is celebrated on the 15th of May every year. In 2017, the observance will highlight the importance of all caregivers in families, be it parents, grandparents or siblings and looks at good practices for work-family balance to assist parents in their caregiving roles. In light of this important UN initiative, COFACE Families Europe and its COFACE Disability branch, are launching today a major data collection to map the needs and challenges of family members who are fulfilling caregiving, or supporter role.