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Carers Ireland Manifesto - Carers UK Forum

Carers Ireland Manifesto

All about money
I have just had a look at the Manifesto for Carers Ireland, where there is going to be an election.

It includes
    removing the means test for Carers Allowance
    the right to 4 weeks respite.

    I think it would be really helpful for family carers in the UK to have a similar "manifesto".

    What do you think? What should be included?
    Just looking at the Irish General Election , 2016 , and what the political parties were offering :

    https://www.carersuk.org/forum/news-and ... sh#p354240

    All political parties bending over backwards to gain the carer vote.

    For example ... Fine Gael ... until the 2020 election , one of the two major parties in Ireland :

    Fine Gael

    • Implement in full the National Carers’ Strategy
    • Increase Carer’s Allowance and Carer’s Benefit by €20 per week by 2021
    • Standardise the delivery of home care services
    • Involve family carers in care planning together with more accessible training and respite
    • Increase home help provision by 2.2 million hours
    • Increase the number of Home Care Packages
    • Develop new technologies and solutions to help people remain independent in their home
    • Increase funding to the Housing Adaptation Scheme to €66m by 2021.

    Carers Ireland manifesto for the recent one :


    A lot less than our one ... less over there to fix !

    As for our manifesto ... a simple " Fix this lot " ... as aptly laid out by our very own Lord Kitch :

    https://www.carersuk.org/forum/news-and ... rd%20kitch

    Nothing on respite care ... yet ... bad enough when we ask the question " What emergency cover ? "

    Slogan ?

    " No carer should be in poverty as a direct result of caring ! "