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  1. caring during covid

    The Office for National Statistics (ONS) have published new data on the impact of COVID-19 on caring. Their findings show: Before the pandemic about 11% of adults provided care for an elderly, disabled or ill person living outside their household. This compares to the new ONS figures which found that almost half (48%) of UK […]


  2. New figures released for Carers Week in June 2020 show that an additional 4.5 million people in the UK have become unpaid carers as a result of COVOID-19. This brings the total of unpaid carers up from 9.1 million, before the outbreak, to a huge new total of 13.6 million – one in four of […]


  3. As we adapt to living with the impact of COVID-19, face-to-face help and support is being increasingly replaced by new ways of working using technology. For some carers, friends and family members, using their phone, tablet or computer to access this help and support online may be unfamiliar.  Meriden Family Programme’s Carer Consultant, Michele Gladden, […]


  4. This is Mental Health Awareness Week, and this year the theme is Kindness. In times of crisis, it has never been more important to take care of our mental wellbeing, and look out for others. As part of Mental Health Awareness week, BBC News has also just brought to our attention an online resource produced […]