From June 12th – 18th 2017 we will be sharing your stories to raise awareness of caring, highlight the challenges carers face and recognise the contribution they make to families and communities throughout the UK.
The UK is dependant on millions of carers, the current rate of Carers Allowance is £62.70 a week for 35hrs+ care. This works out at less than £1.80 per hours (based on 35hrs). Additional benefits may be payable to top up this “wage” but this is not always the case. Millions of £££’s go unclaimed ever year.
Are you eligible? Find out more from The Money Advice Service
Are you a CARER?
We would love to put a piece together celebrating and also putting forward the reality of what it means to be a carer in 2017.
Whether you care for a family member, friend or even in a place of employment. Is it easier? harder? Have things changed for the better or worse over the past few years.
Whatever your story we would love to hear from you!
To submit your stories please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org