Could you make the point that the review isn't any use unless/until the government make provision for paying carers
A) A proper income
A respite allowance that they control, and based on the care required by their caree.
The governments main excuse/reason for not paying carers more is that the up take of carers allowance would increase.
Why does that matter?
Someone has to be paid to look after the sick, disabled and elderly.
They have to have holiday pay too.
What is the differnce in paying a care work? or care worker supplied through an agency, so also paying agency fees. How do they justify that being cheaper than paying a family carer?
If some carers leave their employment to take up the new fanatastic CA
What does that matter ? it frees up employment for someone else?
Surely most people would prefer to carry on working for as long as possible, why would anyone give up work, loose the interst and social contact, dump their career prospects etc to stay at home and be tied down to the full on 24/7 responsability of caring unless they have to?
They can't have it both ways.
On the pittance CA that we get right now we are salt of the earth, unsung heros etc, but there is this inference that if we were to be paid a "proper" amount of money we are all likely to become potential benefit fraudsters? An entirely ridiculous, insulting and unproven theory.