my mother has altzeimers, my sister (who lives with her) does not work and looks after her 24 hours a day. she claims carers allowance and my mother has state pension also. We as a family all take turns in helping out to look after her for a few hours. now my sister feels she cant do this anymore and wants my mother to have carers between 9-5 everyday. However this my sister says we have to pay for, surely the carers allowance she receives should go towards this and then my sister would be able to go back to work? My mother has no money, savings etc and lives in council accomadation. My sister now wants me to contribute financially towards care for my mother even though she gets carers allowance. Is this how the carers allowance system works?