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Kinship carers break the £100 barrier - Carers UK Forum

Kinship carers break the £100 barrier

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According to news reports in Scotland, kinship carers (often grandparents) who step in to care for the children when their parents become ill, incapable or e.g go to prison, will be paid on a scale from £119 to nearly £200 per week, to reflect more closely what the state would have to pay foster parents.
This is a really important breakthrough, and combined with a relaxing of the Direct Payments regulations to permit the employment of relatives, shows that cracks are now opening wide in the previously rigid demarkation between families and paid carers.
This move follows legal challenges in some areas, http://www.communitycare.co.uk/Articles ... nship.html
And if they're receiving a State Pension (which, of course, they may have contributed to throughout their working life) will they get an 'underlying entitlement'?????