Carers Trust statement on spending review

Following the Chancellor’s Spending Review, Thea Stein, Chief Executive of Carers Trust comments:

“Carers Trust is pleased that the Chancellor has recognised the importance of investing in social care. We know that supporting unpaid family carers is a way of keeping older people out of hospital and supporting people with disabilities. Integration is vital for carers and their families and smarter spending across health and social care is welcomed.” 

"However, we are concerned about the prospect of an annual cap on welfare spending for the next four years. Carers and their families are already struggling to make ends meet; a further squeeze on their income could have a serious impact on their lives.”

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Carers Trust response to Committee Chair rejecting Government non-response on employment support for carers

Giles Meyer, CEO, Carers Trust, said: 

“What hope is there for England’s five million unpaid carers who are having a hard time juggling work and their caring roles, when the very committee overseeing the Department for Work and Pensions suggests the Department needs to ‘go away and try again’.

Carers Trust response to Children and Young People's Mental Health Green Paper

Giles Meyer, CEO, Carers Trust, said: 
“It is unclear how young carers’ mental health will be improved and supported based on the government’s response to this consultation. It feels very limited in its ambition.

Carers Trust responds to Care Quality Commission’s Beyond Barriers report

Speaking today, Giles Meyer, CEO, said:

“The findings of the CQC’s Beyond Barriers report are not a surprise, based on what Carers Trust regularly hears from local carers services and unpaid carers: local health and social care systems are not working together effectively for older people.