world : Your Voice, Your Vote: 'Support our unpaid carers'

world : Your Voice, Your Vote: 'Support our unpaid carers'
world : Your Voice, Your Vote: 'Support our unpaid carers'

Friday 14 June 2024 08:30 AM

Nafeza 2 world - How the parties plan to tackle the issue:

  • The Liberal Democrats want to introduce regular respite breaks for unpaid carers as well as introduce paid carers' leave. The party also wants to make caring a protected characteristic under the Equality Act 2010.

  • In their manifesto, the Conservatives say they have increased Carers' Allowance by almost £1,500 since 2010 and have given carers an entitlement of unpaid leave. They say they will support unpaid carers.

  • Labour says it would create a National Care Service, with a principle of "home first", which would mean supporting people to live independently for as long as possible. The party says it is committed to ensuring families have the support they need.

  • The Green Party says it has found new investment of £20bn, which it claims is enough to introduce free personal care. The party would also increase pay rates for professional carers.

  • Reform UK says it would begin a Royal Commission of Inquiry into the social care system to form a national plan between the government, local authorities and home carer support groups. Reform says more funding will be required when a plan is agreed.

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