Carers APPG

First Registered: 30/07/2015 • Last updated on: 05/11/2019

Note: This APPG was last registered on 5th Nov 2019. The APPG was not registered in the latest release of 6th Oct 2021 and may be defunct.

To encourage equality of opportunity for carers in the UK, liaising with carers' organisations, lobbying governments and promoting legislation on their behalf, to promote awareness in Parliament of carers' and former carers' needs; to liaise with members of the UK's devolved administrations; to link with international bodies, including carers' organisations.

Note: All-Party Parliamentary Groups (APPGs) are informal, cross-party groups formed by MPs and Members of the House of Lords who share a common interest in a particular policy area, region or country. APPGs have no official status within Parliament.

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Recent Documents related to Carers

1. Civil Service Carers’ Strategy 2020/25
07/06/2021 - Civil Service HR
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Found: Supporting our Carers in the Civil Service June 2021Supporting our Carers in the Civil Service |

2. Written evidence submitted by Carers UK (HCB31)
15/09/2021 - Bill Documents

Found: Carers UK written evidence to Public Bill Committee on the Health and Care Bill Submitted

3. Carers Week and Lanarkshire Carers Centre
02/06/2020 - Early Day Motions

Found: million people in the UK who are carers; recognises the importance of Carers Week, which takes place from

4. Social Care Sector COVID-19 Support Taskforce: report on first phase of COVID-19 pandemic
18/09/2020 - Department of Health and Social Care
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Found: Official Sensitive Carers Advisory Group report 1 Carers Advisory Group submission to the ASC

5. Carers Trust - written evidence
09/09/2019 - Inquiry: Budget and NHS long-term plan - Health and Social Care Committee
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Found: Written evidence - Carers TrustIBH0027  Written evidence from the Carers Trust Carers Trust response to

Latest Documents
Recent Speeches related to Carers

1. National Carers Strategy
12/03/2021 - Commons Chamber

1: during the pandemic and 800,000 young carers. Each of these carers provides vital support to a family member - Speech Link

2. Support for Carers
22/07/2021 - Westminster Hall

1: Increase Carers Allowance to equal 35hrs at National Minimum Wage, and e-petition 300032, Pay Carers an allowance - Speech Link
2: considered support for unpaid carers and Carers Week 2021.We are a nation of carers. Millions of people - Speech Link

3. Carers: Support
10/06/2021 - Lords Chamber

1: commitment and sheer hard work of Britain’s unpaid carers have saved lives and made a huge difference to - Speech Link
2: Minister Carers UK’s excellent 40-page report produced for Carers Week. In it, we hear from carers themselves - Speech Link
3: that report and for that reason I took a call with Carers UK this morning in order to understand the recommendations - Speech Link

4. Young Carers: Health and Well-being
13/01/2020 - Lords Chamber

1: Government what plans they have to ensure that young carers receive the social care, family, mental health - Speech Link
2: My Lords, we are committed to supporting young carers to ensure that they maintain their health and well-being - Speech Link
3: Lords, there are now an estimated 800,000 young carers delivering care to family members, and there has - Speech Link

5. Social Care: Family Carers
13/09/2021 - Lords Chamber

1: included a commitment to take steps to ensure unpaid carers have the support, advice and respite they need - Speech Link
2: exhausted by caring during Covid-19. On average, carers have lost 25 hours a month of crucial support over - Speech Link
3: Lords, I do acknowledge the pressures on unpaid carers and pay tribute to the incredible contribution - Speech Link

Latest Speeches
Recent Questions related to Carers
1. Carers
asked by: Jim Shannon
10/11/2020
... what recent steps he has taken to provide support for family carers.

2. Carers
asked by: Holly Mumby-Croft
14/01/2021
... what assessment he has made of the potential merits of providing key worker status to unpaid carers.

3. Carers
asked by: Ed Davey
08/12/2020
... what meetings he has had with carers' organisations across the UK since March 2020.

4. Carers
asked by: Margaret Greenwood
13/01/2021
... what assessment he has made of the implications for his policies on supporting unpaid carers of the findings of the Caring Behind Closed Doors: six months report published by Carers UK in October 2020.

5. Carers
asked by: Rosie Duffield
17/12/2020
... what assessment he has made of the potential merits of publishing an updated National Carers Strategy.

Latest Questions
Former APPG Members
Rachel Maclean Portrait
Rachel Maclean
Chair & Registered Contact
Conservative - Redditch
Joined: 31st January 2018
Departed: 5th November 2019
1 APPG Membership
Data Analytics
Baroness Pitkeathley Portrait
Baroness Pitkeathley
Co-Chair
Labour - Life peer
Joined: 30th July 2015
Departed: 5th November 2019
Alex Cunningham Portrait
Alex Cunningham
Vice Chair
Labour - Stockton North
Joined: 30th July 2015
Departed: 5th November 2019
Mark Prisk Portrait
Mark Prisk
Vice Chair
Conservative - Former Member for Hertford and Stortford
Joined: 31st January 2018
Departed: 5th November 2019
No other APPG Memberships
Baroness Tyler of Enfield Portrait
Baroness Tyler of Enfield
Vice Chair
Liberal Democrat - Life peer
Joined: 30th July 2015
Departed: 5th November 2019
Mims Davies Portrait
Mims Davies
Officer
Conservative - Mid Sussex
Joined: 30th July 2015
Departed: 2nd January 2019
No other APPG Memberships
Alistair Burt Portrait
Alistair Burt
Chair & Registered Contact
Conservative - Former Member for North East Bedfordshire
Joined: 24th November 2016
Departed: 2nd May 2017
No other APPG Memberships
Eilidh Whiteford Portrait
Eilidh Whiteford
Vice Chair
Scottish National Party - Former Member for Banff and Buchan
Joined: 30th July 2015
Departed: 2nd May 2017
No other APPG Memberships
Dan Poulter Portrait
Dan Poulter
Vice Chair
Conservative - Central Suffolk and North Ipswich
Joined: 24th November 2016
Departed: 2nd May 2017
None Portrait
Dr Poulter
Chair & Registered Contact
Joined: 30th July 2015
Departed: 12th October 2016
Angela Rayner Portrait
Angela Rayner
Vice Chair
Labour - Ashton-under-Lyne
Joined: 30th July 2015
Departed: 12th October 2016
No other APPG Memberships
Benefits in Kind
Date
9 Jan 2019
Source
Carers UK
Description
Secretariat   From : 09/01/2019 To : 08/01/2020
Value
£3,001
Date
9 Jan 2018
Source
Carers UK
Description
Secretariat   From : 09/01/2018 To : 08/01/2019
Value
£3,001

No direct financial benefits are on record for the Carers APPG