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...
THE PARTIES AND SOCIAL CARE....
Chief Reporter Tom Magner weighs up plans with the help of Simon Bottery..
AND THEN THE PARTIES - their films appear below as each spoke to us on the campaign trail apart from one...
... the hardest fight of all was for us to get the Conservatives to talk to Carers World ...
eventually, our reporter Tom Magner confronted Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab MP just after he had won his seat back in Esher and Walton ... on our minds, your desire to know whether or not the
"CONSERVATIVES CARE ABOUT CARERS?"
Rt Hon DOMINIC RAAB MP
Foreign Secretary, Conservative
CWR+ Ireland Community Correspondent
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
>>>. and .... SIMON's SUMMARY
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?"
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