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.
Read Carers Trust's response to the Money and Mental Health Policy Institute's story that half of mental health carers know someone else's PIN.
Caring for their sick or disabled family is taking its toll on the health of the nation's elderly generation of carers, according to a new survey by Carers Trust.
Read Carers Trust's response to today's Autumn Statement from Chancellor, Philip Hammond.
Read Carers Trust's response to the Sussex Partnership NHS Foundation investigation.