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 research from Carers Trust reveals 80% of young carers are missing out on childhood experiences
Carers Trust welcomes the new report from Alzheimer’s Society, Fix Dementia Care: Hospitals; which highlights the variable care people with dementia receive in acute hospitals.
Responding to Alzheimer’s Research UK’s report on the impact of caring for someone with dementia, Gail Scott-Spicer, Chief Executive of Carers Trust, said:
Unpaid carers living in London could be helped back into work thanks to the Big Lottery Fund, the European Social Fund and Carers Trust, the largest charity for unpaid carers.