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Help Make Carer's Allowance #FairerForCarers - Carers UK Forum

Help Make Carer's Allowance #FairerForCarers

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Dear all

Carers UK are calling on the Government to urgently act to address the financial hardship that many unpaid carers face due to their caring responsibilities, through our #FairerForCarers campaign.

Carers have been the backbone of the COVID-19 pandemic, taking on more care than ever and often caring round the clock behind closed doors to support those they care for – yet many still face real financial hardship.

Whilst others have received additional support from the Government, carers have been left out in the cold. We simply do not think it is good enough that they have been overlooked for financial support and are also very concerned that Carer’s Allowance is set to rise by only 35p a week, in line with inflation (CPI), from April 12th 2021. That means for every hour of care provided, carers receiving Carer’s Allowance will get a maximum of just one additional penny.

We feel this is nothing more than an insult to carers, who have gone to great lengths to support others during this crisis, often at great personal cost.

As a result, we are urgently calling on the Chancellor of the Exchequer, Rt Hon Rishi Sunak MP – ahead of the Budget on 3rd March 2021 – to award a £20 a week supplement to carers entitled to Carer’s Allowance (and other carer-related benefits, e.g. Carer Premium and Carer Addition), helping carers manage both the higher costs of caring and the lack of services available to help them stay in work.

If you would like to join us in calling for Carer’s Allowance to be made #FairerForCarers, please contact your local MP and ask for their support in calling on the Chancellor to alleviate the financial pressure carers face. You can write to your own MP here – it will only take a minute of your time:

https://carersuk.e-activist.com/page/75 ... .id=CUK-fo

Together we can make Carer’s Allowance #FairerForCarers – thank you for your support.

With good wishes

Michael
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Absolutely agree with this. I wonder if there is any consideration of pensioner carers - either caring for their spouse, off-spring or parents. Lots of 70-year-olds caring for 90-year-olds these days.
Signed and added a comment.
I've signed and shared to my local MP , and I have had reply email.back from her , how do ishare
I think it is ....

policy@carersuk.org
Keeley_20111 wrote:
Mon Feb 15, 2021 3:22 pm
I've signed and shared to my local MP , and I have had reply email.back from her , how do ishare
Well Done!
Keeley_20111 wrote:
Mon Feb 15, 2021 3:22 pm
I've signed and shared to my local MP , and I have had reply email.back from her , how do ishare
Do you mean how to do you share the letter you received from you MP? If so just copy and paste where you would normally type a post.

If you mean how to you share the campaign - just copy and paste the link into a message or email https://carersuk.e-activist.com/page/75 ... .id=CUK-fo


Melly1
According to my MP carers allowance is benefit on dose not warrant more money and it is something that all political parties agree on.
Perhaps they would change their mind if carers said they were not going to play ball anymore and let Social Care take over.

My sons care is costing at least £50,000 a year.

Lack of any meaningful support was one of the reasons I gave for wanting full-time support/respite.