State of Caring Survey 2020

Source: Carers UK The State of Caring Survey is the UK’s most comprehensive research into the lives and experience of carers. The 2020 survey is now open and will close on 17 May 2020. TAKE THE SURVEY We are so grateful to each and every person who takes the time

Free e-learning programme boosts confidence and skills amongst unpaid carers

Source: Carers UK National charity Carers UK has launched its latest digital innovation for unpaid carers in a drive to recognise their valuable skills and experience. The interactive e-learning programme, Learning for Living, helps carers develop greater understanding of the unique skills and knowledge they apply on a day-to-day basis in

Young carers ‘average £12,000 of unpaid work a year’

Source: BBC Young carers spend an average of 25 hours a week looking after loved ones, new research suggests. Their unpaid work is the equivalent of £12,000 a year on a part-time carer’s wage, says Action for Children. Describing it as a “hidden child workforce”, the charity says the amount

Centre Strolls – Local easy walks for carers

Walking with others can turn exercise into an enjoyable social occasion. All of our walks and strolls are at an easy pace and designed for people of all abilities. Join together with our friendly walk leaders and other carers for an enjoyable stroll and a chat as you explore your

Caring With Confidence – Five weekly sessions helping carers to support someone with dementia

North Tyneside Carers’ Centre is running free sessions which can help improve your knowledge about your loved ones’ condition and look at all aspects of the caring role you have taken on. All five sessions will take place at Battle Hill Multi-Use Centre in Wallsend from 10am until 12.30pm. The