Category: Carers rights

All things Carers Allowance: check you're still entitled, avoid over payments & what to do if you've been asked to pay back

21 August 19
All things Carers Allowance: check you're still entitled, avoid over payments & what to do if you've been asked to pay back

According to Carers UK’s 2019 ‘State of Caring’ report, 39% of carers suffer financial hardship and 73% of carers in receipt of Carers Allowance are unable to afford to save for retirement.  In addition many carers find that navigating around the benefits system and working out entitlement to benefits such as Carers Allowance isn’t easy, which is why we’ve put together…

Carers Rights Day - so what rights do carers have?

19 November 18
Carers Rights Day - so what rights do carers have?

Friday 30 November 2018 is Carers Rights Day Carers Rights Day is a national campaign that brings organisations and experienced carers together to help other carers in their local area to understand their rights and find out how to get the support they are entitled to. There an estimated 118,000 unpaid carers in Derbyshire and Derby City. Many of these don’t identify as ‘carers’…

Carers guide to employment – tips and advice about your rights and choices

30 July 18
Carers guide to employment – tips and advice about your rights and choices

Are you one of the 3 million carers in the UK who juggle their caring role with a paid job? Or maybe you're thinking of leaving work as your caring responsibilities increase? Or perhaps you are looking to get back into work now things are more settled? Whatever your employment situation, our blog looks at some of the things that you might want to think about. Continuing to work while…

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