Carers and Caring Benefits Workshop (An Introduction)
Society Matters CIC
About the CPD course
There are an estimated 10.6 million carers in the UK that's 1 in 5 adults with 600 people a day having to leave their job to provide full time unpaid care for a loved one or relative. Being a carer isn't easy. Despite carers saving the government over £350 million a day in costs: just under half of carers in the UK are living in poverty and 36% of carers in a recent survey said not knowing what services and support were available were a barrier to getting the right support. Carers need our help now more than ever!
Society Matters CIC is a social enterprise and the trading subsidiary of local charity Citizens Advice Gateshead. Our highly acclaimed, quality endorsed training courses and workshops have been designed to help professionals involved in welfare support to have a much clearer understanding of the social welfare issues being faced by the people they work with every day, including the complexities of welfare benefits and housing.