Charity of the Year 2024: Carers UK
Carers UK, the charity whose mission it is to make life better for the UK’s 5.7 million carers, has been announced as The Creative Shootout’s Charity of the Year.
Carers UK provides information on accessing financial aid, emotional support and advice on caring. It also helps combat loneliness by connecting carers, and campaigns for better rights and lasting change.
Most recently, the charity has successfully campaigned for workers across the UK to have the right to take up to five days of unpaid leave from work to care for older, disabled or ill friends and relatives. In May, the Carer’s Leave Bill received Royal Assent and became an Act, which could see the legislation coming into force as soon as April 2024.