Speaking in response to Jeremy Corbyn’s announcement today that Labour would increase carers allowance by 17%, Gail Scott-Spicer, CEO of Carers Trust, said:
“An increase in the carer’s allowance can’t come soon enough and would acknowledge the contribution unpaid carers make to society.
“It’s also important that all parties develop policies that commit to making a genuine and long-lasting difference to carers’ health and wellbeing, and to the local services that support carers.
New data from Carers Trust reveals more than half the nation isn't geared up to care for their family or friends, nor have they considered what would happen if they needed to be cared for.
Read our response to the Chancellor's Spring Budget 2017.
Read our response to Age UK's report about the potential collapse of care for older people.
Read our response to the recent Care Quality Commission's (CQC) next phase of regulation consultation and our eight recommendations.