End Carer Poverty !!!

Unpaid  carers, like myself, save the UK  £132 billion a year.

Yet  those of us who care 24/7 are paid just 0.37p an hour !

Hidden away, isolated,  abused by the community,    trying to cope under the most  intense  emotional and physical pressure : millions of us are outrageously forced to live  in POVERTY.

CAN YOU POSSIBLY  IMAGINE WHAT THAT  IS LIKE ?

In addition, if my wife died tomorrow I would be thrown , exausted after almost 25 years of care, literally onto the scrapheap.

Why  is our contribution to society so devalued ?

Why does the UK Government so disrespect us ?

Why are carers, like myself,  at least not paid the minimum wage ?

References :

Aldridge H, Huges C (2016) Informal Carers, Poverty and Work
 http://npi.org.uk/files/8314/6410/7016/Informal_Carers_Poverty_and_Work_-_Summary.pdf

 Carers UK (2016) Evidence for the Carers Strategy


http://www.carersuk.org/for-professionals/policy/policy-library/submission-to-the-carers-strategy

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