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Carers UK Forum • 38 Degress Campaign - Pay Carers the minimum wage
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38 Degress Campaign - Pay Carers the minimum wage

Posted: Fri Nov 15, 2019 11:11 am
by David_1911123456
Hi

I know it's all been tried before, but I have started a 38 degrees campaign to get Carers Allowance to be raised in line with the minimum wage. The idea is to get parties to consider it for their manifesto.

It's grown to over 27,000 signatures in a week, and 38 Degrees have been in touch to say that it is one of the fastest growing campaigns this year (second only to one about animal welfare).

A link to it is here https://you.38degrees.org.uk/petitions/ ... nimum-wage

Please sign, share, and maybe, just maybe, it will have some effect.

PS I have shared this to the Alzheimer's Society online forum (as that's the reason I am a carer) - if you could share on the forums of other support groups that you are part of, that could really help a lot.

Re: 38 Degress Campaign - Pay Carers the minimum wage

Posted: Fri Nov 15, 2019 11:15 am
by Chris From The Gulag
Don't lose sight of the CARERS STRATEGY :

https://www.carersuk.org/forum/news-and ... 20strategy

Raising CA ?

What about eligibility ?

Changing the eligibility criteria will benefit more carers ... millions ... as opposed to merely raising CA ... low millions of senior citizens carers for one group ... that infamous
overlapping benefit rule ... state pension ... a benefit ?

( Free public transport / 21 hour rule ... both would provide greater benefits ... as the figures reveal within both threads.

Even the weekly limit of £ 123 on earnings ... provide a realistic taper and ... that will benefit many carers still able to juggle work with caring. )


Again , only one piece of the jigsaw puzzle.

Re: 38 Degress Campaign - Pay Carers the minimum wage

Posted: Fri Nov 15, 2019 10:22 pm
by thara_1910
David_1911123456 wrote:
Fri Nov 15, 2019 11:11 am
Hi

I know it's all been tried before, but I have started a 38 degrees campaign to get Carers Allowance to be raised in line with the minimum wage. The idea is to get parties to consider it for their manifesto.

It's grown to over 27,000 signatures in a week, and 38 Degrees have been in touch to say that it is one of the fastest growing campaigns this year (second only to one about animal welfare).

A link to it is here https://you.38degrees.org.uk/petitions/ ... nimum-wage

Please sign, share, and maybe, just maybe, it will have some effect.

PS I have shared this to the Alzheimer's Society online forum (as that's the reason I am a carer) - if you could share on the forums of other support groups that you are part of, that could really help a lot.
Signed!

Re: 38 Degress Campaign - Pay Carers the minimum wage

Posted: Mon Nov 18, 2019 2:52 pm
by Karen Dee
I've signed. It was very easy to do so.

Re: 38 Degress Campaign - Pay Carers the minimum wage

Posted: Tue Oct 20, 2020 7:45 pm
by kerry constable
I've signed the petition

Re: 38 Degress Campaign - Pay Carers the minimum wage

Posted: Wed Nov 18, 2020 2:35 pm
by Ian_1811
Carers uk wouldn't like this because those at the top would have to find a job where they would have to work !!!!!