- The prime minister 10 Downing street
- United Kingdom
We thank everyone for signing this petition. The petition will now be printed and handed in at Downing Street at 1.30 on Wednesday 3rd March 2010 during the Carers Poverty Protest 2010.
Thank you everyone for your support.
We the undersigned call upon the Government to increase carers allowance for all people who provide a minimum of 35 hours a week unpaid care for a relative, partner or friend of any age with a long term illness, disability or who is older and frail.
That the called for increase in carers allowance be paid to all said carers regardless of means or receipt of any other benefits (including the state pension) as carers should not be forced to live on a government imposed limited income, nor should they have to self fund their caring role, (live off their savings).
That carers allowance should be paid at a level that allows carers dignity and quality of life and that recognises that carers are a unique group within the benefits system.
We the undersigned call upon the Government for Carers' Allowance to be payable to all carers who provide over 35 hours of care per week and that said Carers' Allowance should also be disregarded income for all other benefits.
The Call for an end to carer poverty petition to The prime minister 10 Downing street was written by Carers_Poverty_Alliance and is in the category Health at GoPetition.