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Carers UK responds to Budget 2016

16 March 2016

Responding to the Chancellor’s Budget today, Heléna Herklots, CEO of Carers UK expressed concern about the future of support for carers and their families:

“Whilst the Budget has some welcome measures including confirming carers’ exemption from the benefit cap  and support with savings, we’re gravely concerned about the continued cuts to disability benefits which directly impact on carers’ finances and the chronic underfunding of social care on which so many carers and their families rely for vital support.  Carers will be disappointed that there is little recognition or investment in support to enable them to care.

It’s time that we looked at investing more in families who care and making sure that they are able to care without sacrificing their own wellbeing and financial security if they care for a relative who is disabled or seriously ill.“

Our briefing on what Budget 2016 means for carers is here

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