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Half a million voices: improving support for BAME carers

There are 500,000 Black Asian Minority Ethnic (BAME) carers in England. This report shows that BAME carers provide more care than average. They face additional difficulties as they care, struggling with language barriers, accessing culturally appropriate services and with stereotyping around caring. This puts them at greater risk of ill health, poverty, loss of employment and social exclusion. The report analyses existing provisions and sets clear recommendations for local authorities, health and well being boards, primary care trusts and GP consortia to improve services.

Thu, 07/20/2017 - 15:23

Facts about Carers

Facts about carers 2015 is a Carers UK digest and analysis of all the major research and statistics about carers in the UK.

This briefing covers:

  • Who are carers?
  • How many people are carers?
  • Number of hours of care provided
  • Valuing carers
  • Carer demographics
  • What kind of care do carers provide?
  • Who do they care for?
  • The impact of caring
Thu, 07/20/2017 - 15:22

Valuing Carers 2011 - Calculating the value of carers' support

This paper updates the estimate of the value of carers’ support published by Carers UK in 2007 in Valuing carers – calculating the value of carers’ support.

It estimates the economic value of the contribution made by carers in the UK as a remarkable £119 billion per year – considerably more than the annual cost of all aspects of the NHS.

Thu, 07/20/2017 - 15:22

Adding value: carers as drivers of social change

Unsung heroes, hearts of gold and other cliches get in the way of the real message about carers. Carers look after family, friends or partners in help because they are ill, frail or have a disability. The care they provide is unpaid seven days a week, 365 days of the year.

Thu, 07/20/2017 - 15:21

The cost of caring: how money worries are pushing carers to breaking point

Carers UK surveyed 4,282 carers between September 2010 and July 2011 to examine the financial pressures of caring, and these pressures have on carers' health. The sample included carers from the 4 nations of England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland. This report presents the key findings. Carers identified the extra costs of caring, the need to cut back to save money, debt and worry due to financial hardship.

Thu, 07/20/2017 - 15:19

Sandwich caring: combining childcare with caring for older or disabled relatives

This report presents the findings of a survey exploring the challenges of raising young children alongside supporting older parents or disabled family members.

Thu, 07/20/2017 - 15:18

Carers and telecare

By looking at carers’ experiences, this report takes this case forward by exploring in more detail the evidence and opportunities afforded by telecare and telehealth technologies and the barriers to greater take-up.

Thu, 07/20/2017 - 15:16

It could be you: a report on the chances of becoming a carer

Carers look after family, friends or partners in help because they are ill, frail or have a disability. The care they provide is unpaid. In any year 301,000 adults in the UK become carers. Three out of five carers have had to give up work to care. Almost all of us have been or will be a carer during our lifetime.

Thu, 07/20/2017 - 15:12

Care and technology in the 21st century

In the first of our Future Care series, Care and technology in the 21st centuryexplores the current landscape on care and technology and calls for a technological transformation in the way we support families caring for ill, frail and disabled loved ones.

The report argues that the way families already use technology to work, plan their lives, shop and socialize should also be reflected in how we care and calls on the Government to set up a new independent, expert taskforce to drive innovation and partnership on care technology.

Thu, 07/20/2017 - 15:12