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Madeleine Starr

Carers UK
Head of Innovation

Madeleine Starr is Director of Business Development and Innovation at Carers UK, a not-for-profit organisation with nearly 50 years experience of working to improve the lives of unpaid carers, through campaigning and lobbying at local, national and international level, and providing information, advocacy, training and consultancy services.

Madeleine joined Carers UK in 2000 to lead its work on carers and employment. She represented Carers UK on the Employment Taskforce for the UK Government’s review of the National Strategy for Carers in 2008, and in 2009 was recognised as a Working Families Pioneer for ‘her sustained and successful campaigning for carers’ employment rights’ and for her influence in establishing the Employers for Carers membership forum.

She is currently leading Carers UK’s work on care and technologies, and new mechanisms for growing the care market. She is a Board member of the TSA and a member of the Steering Committee for the European Innovation Partnership on Active and Healthy Ageing.

Madeleine was awarded an MBE in 2012 for services to employment.