Fairer for Carers
Join us in calling for Carer’s Allowance to be made #FairerForCarers by writing to your MP today!
Carers UK is calling on the Government to urgently address the financial hardship that many unpaid carers face due to their caring responsibilities.
Ahead of the Budget 2021 on the 3rd March, we want the Chancellor, Rt Hon Rishi Sunak MP, to award a £20 a week supplement to carers with an entitlement to Carer’s Allowance, helping carers manage the higher costs of caring during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Carer’s Allowance, the main benefit for people caring unpaid for family or friends, remains the lowest benefit of its kind at £67.25 per week. On April 12th, the benefit is set to rise by just 35p, in line with inflation (CPI), to £67.60 per week – a maximum of 1p extra for each hour of care provided.
This is simply not good enough. The Government urgently needs to give back to carers – without this help, many will continue to face real financial hardship.
Please join us in calling for Carer’s Allowance to be made #FairerForCarers!