Responding to today's Government announcement of an extra £240 million for adult social care, Gail Scott-Spicer, CEO of Carers Trust, said:

"Today's announcement of extra funding for adult social care will need to ensure that the UK's seven million unpaid carers are not overlooked and also tackle the ongoing issue of low pay for the care support workers who support them.

"We continue to have reservations that the council precept will not be sufficient for all the carers' needs and that it will not be implemented by every local authority."