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Carers UK Forum • Quiz Care Services Minister Ivan Lewis MP live on-line
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Quiz Care Services Minister Ivan Lewis MP live on-line

Posted: Fri Feb 23, 2007 2:26 pm
by Matt Hill
Thought you might like to know that Care Services Minister Ivan Lewis MP will be answering questions live on-line on the Disability Agenda website on 1st March 2007 from 10 - 11 a.m.

Visit the Disability Agenda website and you can submit your questions to the Minister in advance.

http://www.disabilityagenda.org/livediscussion/

The Disability Agenda is a new initiative launched by the Disability Rights Commission and supported by Carers UK. You can read more on our site at ]http://www.carersuk.org/Newsandcampaign ... 1170864190[/url]

Matt

You have to email your

Posted: Sat Feb 24, 2007 12:03 am
by Guest
You have to email your question so he can avoid the difficult ones, don't forget, Ivan says carers don't want to be classed as a workforce, can carers uk agree with what the minister says? They agree with everything else that this corrupt government come out with

Who told Ivan Lewis we

Posted: Sat Feb 24, 2007 7:36 am
by Myrtle
Who told Ivan Lewis we did not want to be classed as a 'workforce'. Considering that someone from the 'workforce' has to come in and do what I do for free, I am definately part of the 'workforce'. Just not paid Image
It really angers me that I have to work to pay someone to do an inferior job Image

I agree, Myrtle. Every carer

Posted: Sat Feb 24, 2007 9:33 pm
by charles47
I agree, Myrtle. Every carer I have spoken to about this subject feels that we deserve at least the minimum wage.

After all, Carers Allowance (I'm sure it's called that because children get an "allowance" - pocket money) is the lowest benefit but requires us to work for 35 hours a week to get it. And a government minister actually used the word "work". They cannot have it both ways - but they seem to be getting away with it.

I managed to get my question posted to the care minister

Posted: Thu Mar 01, 2007 5:14 pm
by sunnygirl
I posed him a question about why being someones partner , husband, wife etc suddenly means you also become carer . he did answer he question , take a look at the DRC site my question was the third one I think.

thanks sally cooper

Overall I found the debate

Posted: Sun Mar 04, 2007 4:17 pm
by Guest
Overall I found the debate a total waste of time, I bet all the questions on carers allowance were imediately weaned out to not be answered.
Why didn't they get someone with balls to put questions to the muppet? , when asked about a spending review he skipped answering by saying
It is more than my job's worth,