This is something the social worker mentioned today. We need to fill out a form with my mum to see if she will be entitled to an annual payment. She is the full time carer for my Dad. I have never heard of this before. We are getting together to fill out this form later this week. Any ideas of what key words should be used? My mum deserves an absolute medal let alone a payment. 85 years old she has given her life for others the entire time, even when it came to retirement, she only did a couple of nice holidays before things happened so she could no longer go (nothing to do with her). Then my dad was diagnosed 13 years ago and has very slowly progressed to where we are now. Lots of things put forward today, carers are going to be increased and she has agreed to look at day care... just look for now mind, if she sees that it is progressive then she may well feel better about him going. Feeling hopeful today.