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Scotland has already given unpaid carers priority and this came from the Welsh government yesterday when they were asked about unpaid carers and access to the vaccine. Dr Gill Richardson, chairwoman of the Welsh Government's Covid-19 vaccine programme board, said unpaid carers were extremely importa...
But after complaints from parents, Health Secretary Matt Hancock said people looking after children under 14 or vulnerable adults would be exempt. "So, today I'm able to announce a new exemption for looking after children under the age of 14 or vulnerable adults where that is necessary for caring p...
A chance for carers in Wales to have their say:

No offence taken here, Dennis. I hadn’t realised that you also work as a carer and I’m unfortunately unable to answer your question. Maybe give the Carers UK helpline a call and see if they can help.
Honey Badger is correct in saying that unpaid carers are not covered by the scheme. Once again those of us that have cared for family with little or no time for ourselves and kept them safe during the pandemic have been forgotten about.
If you go to the first link in my original post you can download the images required to make your own posters for putting at the front door or in a window.
Would be great to see Carers UK and Carers Wales getting involved with this:


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Know the feeling. I may have chosen to take on a caring role, but I certainly didn't volunteer for all the extra duties I've had to take on since the start of the Covid pandemic. Those were basically forced on me due to a lack of services and support.
Updated response from the government. Basically a re-worded version of the original response. The Government has responded to the petition you signed – “Pay Carers an allowance equivalent to a fulltime job at the National Living wage”. Government responded: We value the varied levels of support that...