Being a carer can be rewarding and full of love. But it’s far from glamorous. It can be relentless and exhausting.
900,000 full-time unpaid carers rely on Carer’s Allowance – but at just £67.25 a week, it’s not nearly enough. More than a third of those on Carer’s Allowance are struggling to make ends meet. Many have been struggling for months, often relying on foodbanks to feed themselves and the people they care for.
That’s why the Liberal Democrats are calling on the Government to immediately raise Carer’s Allowance by £1,000 a year.
Whether you are the parent of a disabled child, a young carer or you look after an elderly family member, Coronavirus has made it even tougher.
Most carers are spending even more time looking after loved ones during the pandemic. Most haven’t been able to take a single break since it started. Most are simply exhausted.
The Liberal Democrats will lead the way to a more caring society as we emerge from this pandemic. We will speak up for the nine million carers in our country and be their voice.
Will you sign the campaign, and get us off to a flying start today?
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