Simplyhealth comments on Carers Week 2018
Raman Sankaran, Chief Commercial Officer – Growth & Innovation at Simplyhealth, said:
“Carers Week is a great opportunity to celebrate the invaluable contribution working carers make to the lives of those for whom they care and to the performance of companies across the country.
Our research found that 42%* of people agreed that providing more support to working carers could help to fund a more sustainable social care system. It’s therefore encouraging that the Government has confirmed the forthcoming Green Paper will consider the needs of carers alongside the new social care strategy.
Whilst the cross-Government Carers Action Plan is welcome recognition of the immediate need to support carers, in and out of the workplace, the Green Paper provides an opportunity to go a step further, ensuring they are given the holistic, consistent and targeted support they need now, and in the future.”
Caroline Sharp, Head of Communications
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Notes to Editors:
*source: YouGov Plc. Total sample size was 1,679 adults. Fieldwork was undertaken between 28th February - 1st March 2018. The survey was carried out online. The figures have been weighted and are representative of all GB adults (aged 18+).
For 146 years we’ve been helping people to make the most of life through better everyday health. In 2017 Simplyhealth and Denplan united under one Simplyhealth brand and today we’re proud to be the UK’s leading provider of health cash plans, Denplan dental payment plans and pet health plans.
We help over three million people in the UK access the health and care products, services and support that they need, when they need them and at a price they can afford.
We’re proud to donate 10% of our pre-tax profits to health-related charitable activities every year, and this amounted to over £1 million in 2017. Our Simplyhealth Great Run Series partnership raised an additional £42.6 million for charity.
We’ve worked with employers to develop Care for Life, a personalised solution that provides access to a range of trusted experts and local networks that support carers’ specialised needs. In addition, we’ve teamed up with technology company HealthUnlocked to develop an online freely-accessible peer-led forum so that those caring for elderly friends or relatives can share their concerns in a supportive environment. Visit https://healthunlocked.com/careforlife
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