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BREAKING NEWS: In the UK PM's reshuffle: Helen Whately replaces Caroline Dinenage as Minister of State for Care

Onwards from the UK General Election... 

Issues you've raised so far in the #carecrisisdebate ....

  • average NHS staff nurse paid £475 per week BUT carers paid £64 per week; nurse gets overtime BUT carer gets none: is this fair

  • why are politicians ignoring care of the elderly?

  • how much do care professionals really care?

  • how can it be right that the NHS and social care is starved of the money it needs to care for rich and poor alike?

  • care home inspections not telling the whole story about conditions 

  • why are online services so poor and inhuman?

  • when will the agony of Universal Credit ever end?

  • should Carer's Allowance be the same rate as Job Seeker's Allowance?

  • worries over domestic violence when the pressures get too much

  • and on climate change, myth-busting concerns from carers over the quality of air in the countryside...

 

Keep your thoughts and questions coming....join in the debate ... online and live as we move on into 2020... 

TRACY MCGINNIS

CWR+ Ireland  Community Correspondent

THE STORY THAT SAYS IT ALL...

As Government promises of proper support for carers fade to nothing, Lincolnshire carer Chris now believes that the Government really don't care and that Ministers are "defrauding carers" by not paying an allowance that matches the National Living Wage 

THE PARTIES AND SOCIAL CARE....

Chief Reporter Tom Magner weighs up plans with the help of Simon Bottery..

>>>. and .... SIMON's SUMMARY

Meanwhile, our reporter Tom Magner confronted Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab MP just after he had won his seat back in Esher and Walton in GE2019 ... on our minds, your desire to know whether or not the 

"CONSERVATIVES CARE ABOUT CARERS?"

Rt Hon DOMINIC RAAB MP   

Foreign Secretary, Conservative   

AND HERE'S WHAT

YOU ARE TELLING US

ON

TWITTER ...

THE CARERS WORLD ONLINE DEBATE QUESTION:

Most of us think that our human duty is to care for our family through good times and bad without state help, without reward and without complaining. But carers still need to eat, run a home and, like everyone else, strive for a good quality of life.

Secretly or openly, anyone of us acting as a carer want their selfless and free contribution to society recognised. So to our question:

"IF A CARER HAS TO GIVE UP THEIR JOB, SHOULDN'T THEY BE PAID AS A STATE EMPLOYED WORKER?"

Just so you can keep checking on party promises- we've decided to keep the party manifestos from UK GE2019 here...

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