Carer Poverty Coalition launch manifesto 

The Carer Poverty Coalition, a group of 130 national and local organisations campaigning to end poverty amongst unpaid carers, has published a manifesto calling on all political parties to commit to reviewing Carer’s Allowance and other means-tested benefits available to carers. As part of the review, the Coalition also want an examination of the financial support offered to unpaid carers, and an increase of the earnings limit to 21 hours per week to help carers who are able to work part-time to do so.  

Emily Holzhausen OBE, Chair of the Carer Poverty Coalition and Director of Policy and Public Affairs at Carers UK, says:  

“Unpaid carers provide £162 billion a year of care – the cost of a second NHS. Supporting unpaid carers to remain in work benefits families, the economy and society.”  

You can read the manifesto here: