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
    It's now up to 66,000 signatures! Amazing!! Thanks again for signing and sharing.

    I have found that very few people who aren't carers realise just how small the carers allowance is, and when they do find out, they are appalled!
     
  2. Louise7

    Louise7 Registered User

    Mar 25, 2016
    1,332
    For info, there was a similar petition earlier this year and the government posted a lengthy response which stated that the needs of carers will be considered within the (continually delayed) Green Paper: https://petition.parliament.uk/petitions/234864
     
  3. Soroptimist

    Soroptimist Registered User

    Jun 10, 2018
    51
    @Cazzita I don't know why they can ignore it - but it feels to me like it hasn't reached a tipping point yet - that moment when something becomes too big to be ignored. We need to keep plugging MPs and campaigning, but maybe we need more too. Direct action maybe?? Like fathers4justice, or extinction rebellion....
     
  4. silkiest

    silkiest Registered User

    Feb 9, 2017
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  5. Rosserk

    Rosserk Registered User

    Jul 9, 2019
    332
    Are you entitled to carers
    Actually someone caring for PWD in their own homes are working 24/7. If someone was working those hours in a care home they would say it was illegal but we are expected to it! I don’t even get carers allowance, it’s beyond disgusting!
     
  6. witts1973

    witts1973 Registered User

    Jun 20, 2018
    718
    Male
    Leamington Spa
    The council tax that I pay is the best part of 1 weeks payment of carers allowance,and yes the hours are long,maybe it's a good job that I haven't got the time to leave the house to spend the money that I haven't got.
     
  7. Cazzita

    Cazzita Registered User

    May 12, 2018
    516
    Yes, let's we do need a rebellion but with PWDs to look after, that would be hard. We need to think of something original :)
     
  8. Cazzita

    Cazzita Registered User

    May 12, 2018
    516
    I feel your pain and anger, it is SO disgusting that they can treat carers like this. A damn disgrace and I hate the political parties for ignoring us :(
     
  9. Cazzita

    Cazzita Registered User

    May 12, 2018
    516
    This makes me want to cry :( It's all so unfair x
     
  10. Cazzita

    Cazzita Registered User

    May 12, 2018
    516
    Yes, no wonder they are appalled and one fine day it may happen to them too. Fantastic response!
     
  11. Rosserk

    Rosserk Registered User

    Jul 9, 2019
    332
    This petition is losing pace! We all need to rally are friends & family! If there’s anyone you can think of get them to sign it! Don’t think someone else is doing it for you please be active! Without the necessary 100,000 signatures it will never see the light of day and nothing will change! How about adding the link to every message you respond too?
     
  12. witts1973

    witts1973 Registered User

    Jun 20, 2018
    718
    Male
    Leamington Spa
    A long with that a lot of people that aren't carers haven't got a clue how stressful and tiring it can be,I have a friend that visits my home to see me and mum that I look after and he laughed and said"You've got a really hard life here haven't you"insinuating that, I had it easy and all that I had to do was sit with my mum and watch tv,as that's what we did when he visisted in that snap shot of time.
    I know he wouldn't last a week doing what I do,he lives alone and is self absorbed and hasn't ever had to consider anyone else,I had to bite my tongue when he said that.
     
  13. Duggies-girl

    Duggies-girl Registered User

    Sep 6, 2017
    1,636
    @witts1973 I bumped into a girl I used to work with and she said 'How lovely it must be to get paid to look after your dad instead of having to go to work' She doesn't know how lucky she was not to walk away with a black eye and a fat lip.
     
  14. DesperateofDevon

    DesperateofDevon Registered User

    Jul 7, 2019
    1,821
    Paid ....
    what a joke...
    slave labour if the carers allowances are anything to go by!
    I’m spitting for you!!!

    xx
     
  15. DesperateofDevon

    DesperateofDevon Registered User

    Jul 7, 2019
    1,821
    Spoke to Anne Marie Morris on my doorstep who is doing a parliamentary paper onDementia - suggest emailing her with our experiences. Politics aside something has to change & quickly!
     
  16. DesperateofDevon

    DesperateofDevon Registered User

    Jul 7, 2019
    1,821
    Signed

    if we all wrote about our experiences to
    www.annemariemorris.co.uk
    Who is writing a paper on dementia & care needs. Maybe all our voices might be heard. As healthcare is her “thing”
    I’m going to try anyway
     

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