Online Campaign to increase Carers Allowance

Discussion in 'Dementia-related news and campaigns' started by dasntn, Nov 6, 2019.

  1. dasntn

    dasntn Registered User

    May 21, 2014
    20
    North Devon
    Hi

    I've just added a campaign on the 38degrees website, asking that Carers Allowance be raised to be in line with the minimum wage - the link to it is below
    https://you.38degrees.org.uk/petitions/pay-carers-the-minimum-wage

    I'm sure I don't need to explain to anyone here how inadequate the current level is, and as we have just entered an election campaign, now is the time to try and get this adopted by as many parties as possible.

    The more people that sign and share the campaign, the more likely we are to succeed.
     
  2. reedysue

    reedysue Registered User

    Nov 4, 2014
    4,624
    Scotland
  3. Lirene

    Lirene Registered User

    Sep 15, 2019
    108
    Signed xx
     
  4. Jaded'n'faded

    Jaded'n'faded Registered User

    Jan 23, 2019
    509
    Female
    High Peak
    I'm thinking at least £750 per week. That's what care homes charge and I bet each of you does at least as much as they do.
     
  5. Cazzita

    Cazzita Registered User

    May 12, 2018
    511
    Signed and shared. This is such a disgrace. I have emailed my local MP just today and said the same thing! I am seething that this is SO low!
     
  6. Cazzita

    Cazzita Registered User

    May 12, 2018
    511
    Absolutely!
     
  7. Donkeyshere

    Donkeyshere Registered User

    May 25, 2016
    258
    channel islands
     
  8. Donkeyshere

    Donkeyshere Registered User

    May 25, 2016
    258
    channel islands
    Not in the uk in guernsey we get £87 per week signed regardless
     
  9. Melles Belles

    Melles Belles Registered User

    Jul 4, 2017
    364
    Female
    South east
  10. Starting on a journey

    Starting on a journey Registered User

    Jul 9, 2019
    47
    Signed....it really is a paltry amount in exchange for giving up your ability to make free choice.
     
  11. Cazzita

    Cazzita Registered User

    May 12, 2018
    511
    I have shared on Facebook and there are a few comments and more shares too. Everyone is digusted that carers get much less than the minimum wage! Hope this promotes change in the stone hearts of the goverment...
     
  12. Soroptimist

    Soroptimist Registered User

    Jun 10, 2018
    48
    Signed - thanks @dasnt for doing this. Did you hear Andrew Dilnot on Today on Radio 4 just now? He said that people affected with dementia need to make their voices heard. Clearly the campaigning done already isn't hitting the right note. We need to get this out there far and wide, and get Government to change...
     
  13. Rosie 49

    Rosie 49 New member

    Oct 31, 2019
    5
  14. Amelie5a

    Amelie5a Registered User

    Nov 5, 2014
    90
    Scotland
  15. Cazzita

    Cazzita Registered User

    May 12, 2018
    511
    But why isn't it hitting the right note? The TV programs, the petitions, the constant reportage... yet they choose to ignore us until we make our voices heard. We HAVE made our voices heard, they choose to keep it quiet and us in the dark for as long as they possibly can and why wouldn't they - much cheaper for the government. It all disgusts me :(
     
  16. dasntn

    dasntn Registered User

    May 21, 2014
    20
    North Devon
    Hi, no I didn't hear that, but he has a point!
     
  17. dasntn

    dasntn Registered User

    May 21, 2014
    20
    North Devon
    Thanks to everyone for the support and messages about this. I checked a few days ago and about 200 people had signed it, which is about what I expected.

    I had a call 10 mins ago from 38 Degrees - there are over 12,000 signatures now, growing at about 30 an hour.
    They called to ask me how I managed to get such great traction, and it has to be down to the members of this forum signing it and sharing it!

    Well done everyone!!
     
  18. Rosserk

    Rosserk Registered User

    Jul 9, 2019
    318
    signed and shared! Xx
     
  19. The Whippet Walker

    The Whippet Walker New member

    Wednesday
    5
  20. Cazzita

    Cazzita Registered User

    May 12, 2018
    511
    Fantastic!
     

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