Moira Fraser, Director of Policy at Carers Trust:
“Carers Trust is gravely concerned about the impact welfare benefit cuts will have on carers and their families. Despite assurances, disabled people and carers have not been protected from the Government cuts and instead are taking more than a fair share. Carers are seeing their cost of living rise alongside, for some carers, a cap on benefits and cuts to family income arising from changes to Disability Living Allowance. Together, these changes will have a disastrous impact on carers across the UK.
The Government needs to publish a full analysis the impact and legacy of these cuts will have on carers and disabled people.”