Carers – paid and unpaid, young and old – do a remarkable and important job.
They deserve our support but are far too often forgotten and ignored.
Liberal Democrats will stand up for carers and lead the way to a more caring society as we emerge from this pandemic.
This starts by raising Carer's Allowance for unpaid carers by £1,000 a year.
Here in Hampshire, the latest government figures show that 12,924 unpaid carers currently receive Carer’s Allowance. However, the Liberal Democrats are also calling for the 5,937 people who are entitled to Carer’s Allowance but do not receive it due to overlapping benefits – mostly older carers on low incomes – to be given the extra £20 a week as well.
We back the Lib Dem campaign to raise the Carer’s Allowance by £1,000 to support unpaid carers in our community.