The QT

Saturday 15 June 2024
15/06/2024

Despair over plight of unpaid carers

Jo Cole has a disabled daughter and runs a charity. She tells Dan Sheridan unpaid carers of loved ones are being failed by ‘an absolute travesty of a system’
  • Charity say new rules have caused distress, with carers across the region inadvertently breaking earning limits and forced to repay the government
  • Expert says incoming government needs to think again and understand what is actually happening on the ground
  • DWP say it is committed to fairness, that it has increased Carer’s Allowance by almost £1,500 since 2010 and it is right to recover taxpayers’ money

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