Tuesday, 4 August 2009

Help End Carer Poverty

From the Carers UK website - the voice of carers:

Government has promised a review of carers’ benefits and pledged that by 2018, carers won’t be forced into financial hardship by caring. Carers cannot wait - they are falling into poverty and financial hardship now, and need urgent action. Carers’ benefits must be reformed to protect carers from poverty and support carers combine caring with work and study.

We’re calling on the public, along with charities, voluntary organisations and employers to add their voice to this Charter and send a message to government - reform carers’ benefits and end carer poverty now. Carers UK plans to present the Charter to the government and all political parties later this summer. See the bottom of the link below to sign up.

http://www.carersuk.org/Newsandcampaigns/Shortchanged/CarersPovertyCharter