Increase Carer’s Allowance to equal 35 hours at 50% of the living wage.

To reform Carer’s Allowance to equal 35 hours at 50% of the National Living Wage. Minimum hours of care provided are 35 hours a week. The current rate is equivalent to £2.19 an hour (£76.75 week). Under the proposed rate this would be £182.36 a week.

10,430 Signatures

Status
Open
Opened
Friday 12th January 2024
Last 24 hours signatures
1,143
Signature Deadline
Friday 12th July 2024
Estimated Final Signatures: 17,754

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Currently you’re expected to provide at least 35 hours a week care so the allowance is equivalent to £2.10 an hour. We believe this is taking advantage of hard working unpaid carers, who sacrifice their own life and work prospects. Many carers are exhausted, and if we want to work there are strict limits on earnings. We believe carers are taken advantage of and under supported.


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