People on carers Allowance
Posted: Sun Jun 29, 2008 10:01 am
anyone got a figure for how many people are on Carers Allowance or a place where i can access that info?
we should get something back from the Ã‚Â£87bn we save them each year.Its about 700-000 / 740-000 in receipt of the carers allowance to double the allowance IIAN DUNCAN SMITH former tory leader has claimed would cost 1 billion he in his report broken britain claimed it should be increased to reward carers for the cash they save the state .
This is one thing that gets me going we have 7 million carers yet for various reasons only 740-000 on the allowance and the government always aims to help those not on the allowance just to grab headlines look at me ma ive helped 7 million people and it cost nowt.
I don't think we actually save the government anything. They are really just bankers. They take from us the citizens, and then they hand it back to us. After taking their cut.we should get something back from the Ã‚Â£87bn we save them each year.
For me one of the biggest problems is that so many of us provide high nursing care anyways whether trained or not.No one ever comes in and says......"you cant do that,you're not qualified".Jill's barked response still resonates with me, more than a decade later -- "Carers must never be taught to be nurses. Carers are not nurses. They are parents, spouses, siblings, partners, lovers, neighbours, friends. Once you start training carers to perform nursing tasks, you undermine the profession of nursing, and you are on a slippery slope whereby it becomes okay for family members to perform health tasks that should be undertaken only by professionals."