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Hywel Francis MP, who spoke to carers at the Westminister protest rally last week, has tabled a motion in support of Carers Right Day. The Early Day Motion (EDM) is number 111, and we want as many MPs to sign it as possible.
That this House welcomes the Carers UK lobby of parliament on 4 December 2008 and National Carers Rights Day on 5 December 2008; recognises the commitment and sacrifices of six million unpaid carers; draws attention to the new report Carers in Crisis which shows that carers are struggling financially in the present economic climate with 65 per cent. living in fuel poverty, 52 per cent. cutting back on food and 54 per cent. in debt; notes that Carer's Allowance is still only Ã‚Â£50.55 per week and that the Work and Pensions Select Committee has called for an urgent overhaul of carers' benefits; and calls on the Government to publish a plan and timetable for ensuring that its 2018 vision that no carer falls into financial hardship because of their caring role, as promised in the National Carers Strategy, becomes a reality.
You can see the EDM and find out who has signed it on the parliament website
Email your MP through the website http://www.writetothem.com
and ask them to sign EDM 111.
(Please note if your MP is a Minister of State they are not allowed to sign EDMs)