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New resources for carers

Carers UK has recently produced the following:

  • An updated key information guide for carers, Looking After Someone. This provides an overview of the practical and financial support available for carers
  • An updated Local support directory to help carers find local sources of support
  • A briefing that summarises the key recent and upcoming changes to social security, employment and health and care that could affect carers: Carers Rights and Entitlements: What was new in 2017 and what’s changing in 2018?
  • Research that shows the lack of awareness among the general public of the number of people they know who are providing unpaid care, and looks at how confident the public feel about signposting carers to information and providing emotional support. It underlines the challenges of identifying and reaching carers with the key information about their rights and entitlements. You can read a summary here: Carers UK: Make connections, get support