Inclusion North Citizenship Boards Seeking Members

Inclusion North have an exciting opportunity for people with a lived experience of autism/a learning disability to influence change within health and care in the North East and North Cumbria.

Citizenship Boards have been setup to make sure that people with a learning disability and autistic people can have their voices heard within the Integrated Care System.

Inclusion North are looking for members to join their Autism Citizenship Board or Learning Disability Citizenship Board.

Championing kinship care: national kinship care strategy

The Government are committed to transforming outcomes for vulnerable children and championing kinship families so that more children can thrive. This is part of the wider children’s social care reform.

The document explains how they will:

  • make sure children in kinship care have good outcomes
  • give more help and support to kinship carers
  • listen to what kinship families need and want

For more information, read:

Carers' employment rights today, tomorrow and in the future (Carers UK, 23 Nov 23)

Caring responsibilities for relatives or friends who are older, disabled or seriously ill are having a significant impact on people’s capacity to work and earn a full-time wage, research from Carers UK shows.  

There are 2 million carers who are employees – according to the recent ONS Census in England and Wales – but without support from employers, many are at risk of giving up work to care.  

Inquiry into the life opportunities of Young Carers and Young Adult Carers by the APPG.

The APPG is the All-Party Parliamentary Group for Young Carers & Young Adult Carers. All-Party Parliamentary Groups are informal groups of Members of both Houses with a common interest in particular issues. The views expressed in this report are those of the group.

The first ever parliamentary inquiry into young and young adult carers has revealed a lack of support is having a devastating impact on their education, wellbeing and future prospects. The inquiry shows:

State of Caring (Carers UK, October 2023)

Carers UK carried out an online survey between June and August 2023. A total of 11,667 carers and former carers responded to the survey. This report summarises the responses from the 10,751 people who are currently providing care. As not all respondents completed every question in the survey, a number of the figures given in this report are based upon responses from fewer than 10,751 people.

Of respondents to the survey: