U.K. – Freemasons supports 33,000 unpaid carers with funding for essential items, counselling and breaks


UGLE - Freemasons supports 33,000 unpaid carers with funding for essential items, counselling and breaks

(by Sarah Clarke, amp Access & Mobility, May 13, 2021)

 

A project set up by Freemasons is helping up to 33,000 adult, young and parent carers with donations of more than £715,000. The funds will be used to support unpaid carers with essential items, life skills, counselling, crisis support, activities and breaks.

The news comes after research by Carers UK found that the number of carers grew exponentially during the pandemic, reaching more than 13 million.

Now, around 20,000 unpaid carers are receiving access to support online, funded by the United Grand Lodge of England (UGLE), the governing body of the Freemasons.

The UGLE is also working to protect young carers, who are under increasing pressure as they support family members during lockdown.

Dr David Staples, chief executive of the UGLE, said…

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UGLE - Freemasons supports 33,000 unpaid carers with funding for essential items, counselling and breaks

 

UGLE - Freemasons supports 33,000 unpaid carers with funding for essential items, counselling and breaks
 

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