<t>Fact is some people on disability benefits are doing quite nicely, and they would probably be worse off if they had to work. <br/> I know a person who helps to run a boarding house whilst living on benefit. he went to canda for his holidays this year. If he can carry cases up a flight of steps, I...
<t>Reading Christine's link above, it is clear that for most carers, the law is not yet of much help. However their is hope that responsible employers will take note of the judgement and act within it's spirit, rather than risk a legal fight. If the government do not co-operate with updated legislat...
<t>Hi Polly, I haven't been on the site for quite a while. (As a former Carer I have been doing other things). <br/> I was instrumental in starting a Bereavement Loss and Change group at Lonsdale District Carers (Morecambe) which has now been running for nearly two years. They meet once a month. And...
Good luck papsmurph in your pioneering fight. I am sure many Trades Union members, not least members of the RCN would be interested in your case.
best wishes normangardner
<t>Hi papasmurph, this is an off the cuff reply, clearly there are many issues and complex legislation to be considered. But if the matter is in the hands of the RCN. I think you can be assured that they are competant to deal with these matters. It's just a matter of waiting for the greivance proced...
<t>Unfortunately for the Government, the genie is out of the bottle.<br/> If they do not include a Carer question at the next census, then people like us will simply project the old numbers as a proportion of the current population. This will probably lead to much greater inaccuracies in future and ...
I welcome Lord Tebbitt's, valuable contribution to this debate whiuch crosses party boundaries. The Government may be relenting on this one - one more heave ! Read the debate via the following link and see what you think ? http://www.theyworkforyou.com/lords/?id ... 8&s=carers best wishes normangard...
Thanks for that Lola, cheered me up on a Monday morning before I face the hassle of a day in the Carers Drop In Centre.
best wishes Norman
You'r welcome Tony, it's worth watching what our representatives say and do in the legislature. Comes in handy at election times. As the question was obviously a planted one, it may be worth watching future developments. Gordon is a wizard with smoke and mirrors.
best wishes Normangardner
In view of Harriet Harman's recent denial of her alleged statement on Iraq. Perhaps we can be forgiven for being sceptical about her recent promises to Carers, in answer to a question from Helen Jones. See this link for the details http://www.theyworkforyou.com/debates/? ... rs#g1620.1 Do you think ...