Age UK responds to Carers Action Plan
By: Age UK
Published on 05 June 2018 12:00 AM
In response to the Government's carers action plan announced on 5th June,
Caroline Abrahams, Co-Chair of the Care Support Alliance and Charity Director at Age UK said:
"It's good news that the Government has launched its action plan for carers but we are disappointed that there was no hint of increased financial support for them. It's wrong that many people who care 24/7 end up using all their savings or going into debt to make ends meet, all because the money they are entitled to is so minimal - way below the minimum wage.
Carers also need a reliable, high-quality social care system that backs up their efforts & means they can get some time away to rest & recharge. The forthcoming Government consultation on social care (Green Paper) must give carers and care users real hope that things will change for the better & quickly, and that means a big increase in State investment as well as policy reform."