SOCIETY's THE BACKDROP
...YOU SET THE TONE
...WE TELL THE STORIES
...DEBATE THE ISSUES
& FACE THE DECISION MAKERS
Onwards from the UK General Election ... aside from the coronavirus/COVID-19 pandemic sweeping the world ... let's keep in mind the ongoing issues that you've raised so far ....
1 in 4 women in their 60's are main carers to their relatives but are denied their earned state pension
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 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
Meanwhile, our reporter Tom Magner confronted Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab MP just after winning again in Esher and Walton in GE2019 ... your desire to know if
"CONSERVATIVES CARE ABOUT CARERS?"
Rt Hon DOMINIC RAAB MP
Foreign Secretary, Conservative
THE PARTIES AND SOCIAL CARE....
Chief Reporter Tom Magner weighs up plans with the help of Simon Bottery ...
.... SIMON's SUMMARY OF GE2019 MANIFESTO PROMISES below....
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