Emily Holzhausen OBE
Emily leads on Carers UK work on unpaid carers. Her work focuses on policy, parliamentary research, and media work. It encompasses many issues relating to caring including employment.
Emily was responsible for Carers UK’s Advice and Information services for 15 years. Her work transformed the service into a wider digital offer. She has worked on numerous pieces of legislation across nine different Government departments building up unpaid carers’ rights. She leads Carers Week, one of the UK’s biggest awareness weeks involving thousands of local events. Emily also established Carers Rights Day, which is now in its 21st year.
She has undertaken over 40 pieces of original research into carers and caring. She has been part of the Government’s Adult Social Care COVID-19 Taskforce and co-chairs the Carers Advisory Group.
Emily has worked on the future of social care for nearly 29 years and is currently a Co-Chair of the Care and Support Alliance. She has been at Carers UK since 1996 and was awarded an OBE by HM The Queen in 2015 for services to carers.