+ Dot Gibson – National Pensioners Convention
The National Pensioners Convention is in full support of your demand for the Government to make clear its intentions towards the future of the Carer’s Allowance.
As you know, our main concern has been for those carers of pensionable age who are currently denied a carer’s allowance, because they also get a state pension. At the very time when as an older carer you need more financial support, the system takes it away. That has got to stop.
Many of those politicians who call for cuts to the welfare state – of which the carer’s allowance is obviously a part – seem to forget the tremendous contribution that people are making to society by providing unpaid care services every day of the year. Without this army of unpaid carers, the country would have to find billions of pounds to fund social care. It is therefore time that unpaid carers received the proper recognition and support that they deserve.
Good luck to your campaign.
National Pensioners Convention