Gail McCann
Gail McCann

As a former carer for my late husband, I understand just how stressful and tiring caring for a loved one can be. It is a full time job in itself, around the clock, 24/7, and there are times when you cannot sit down for a break or even grab some sleep. Therefore I think carers should be given tax credits because they are saving the government billions of pounds each year. Carers should be recognised for all they do as it must be one of the hardest, most difficult jobs to do in the UK. We need to look after these people!

Samara Willmer
Samara Willmer
  • Gail McCann

cheaper than paying for a nursing home, even if you have to pay staff to come in, no?

Karine Davison
Karine Davison

I am no longer a carer but fully support the petition. Caring should have financial recognition as it saves Governments many thousands of pounds each year. Many carers cannot earn their financial potential because of it and many earn very little or even nothing because of their commitment.

Stephen Christopher Welch

To me the government are not interested in the disabled and carers. They are have a deficit to reduce so hit the easy target! The vulnerable in our society. Just look at the housing debarkle going on.
There is not enough consultation with the disabled community to find out just how hard it is to live on the bread line with a disability to cope with.
I don't say that there are a lot of people that get DLA that shouldn't but don't penalise us genuine disabled and there carers for...

To me the government are not interested in the disabled and carers. They are have a deficit to reduce so hit the easy target! The vulnerable in our society. Just look at the housing debarkle going on.
There is not enough consultation with the disabled community to find out just how hard it is to live on the bread line with a disability to cope with.
I don't say that there are a lot of people that get DLA that shouldn't but don't penalise us genuine disabled and there carers for governments own mistakes in properly assessing those that are plainly playing the system.
Stick up and listen to those among us that are truly disabled and disadvantages instead of beating us down all the time.
It's about time the disabled in this country are not discriminated by government.

Bridget Dawkins
Bridget Dawkins
  • Stephen Christopher Welch

I agree entirely with these comments hear hear! We r easy targets, I wish I was we'll enough I'd be outside Downing Street with my banner!!

Kevin Hiatt
Kevin Hiatt

What I don't understand is telling people to get a job, then making allot of people out of work, and many have years of experience what a waste, then its all your fault and idle.

Kevin Hiatt
Kevin Hiatt
  • Kevin Hiatt

What you get is you will have to retrain, what after years of training going to tech college and working at same time and in the final years doing this 4 times a week starting work at 7.45 am so out of house 7 am then back home about 11.30 pm knackered don't cover it. Then being let down by every government. At 63 disabled partially sighted and also carer they are have a laugh then because of experience don't want to pay Prof.MICME I.Eng GCGI plenty of Voluntary jobs. Carer, Hon.Chairman...

What you get is you will have to retrain, what after years of training going to tech college and working at same time and in the final years doing this 4 times a week starting work at 7.45 am so out of house 7 am then back home about 11.30 pm knackered don't cover it. Then being let down by every government. At 63 disabled partially sighted and also carer they are have a laugh then because of experience don't want to pay Prof.MICME I.Eng GCGI plenty of Voluntary jobs. Carer, Hon.Chairman The Imagine Group (self help mental health group), Membership Committee Member Institute Cast Metal Engineers, County Access & Bridleways Officer Warwickshire British Horse Society.

Susan Cormack
Susan Cormack

I to am a carer not just for my daughter but her daughter also and I have two sons, it is very stressful and we have no treats cannot afford them, time is very scarce for oneself.
Carers do a huge job taking away resposibility from the government, if they paid us the going rate instead of the small allowance we get, which I don't for my grandaughter, we could be recognised properly but no they just have us saving them hundreds of pounds per day because they rely on our compassion for our families. Where is their compassion...........

Jill Podmore
Jill Podmore

My husband cares for my 94 year old dad, all carers deserve working tax credits

Val Ross
Val Ross

I'm a carer and it is hard work and stressful we do a lot and the govement and mps need to relise just how imporant our roles are and yes we should be allowed tax cridits and we do save them lots money if we have to go out to work the govement would have to help or fund all the money to get payed carers in ths will cost from 8 pound plus per hour.also it is very stressful for the people were care for to have new people and changes in there life and routine so there for this needs to be...

I'm a carer and it is hard work and stressful we do a lot and the govement and mps need to relise just how imporant our roles are and yes we should be allowed tax cridits and we do save them lots money if we have to go out to work the govement would have to help or fund all the money to get payed carers in ths will cost from 8 pound plus per hour.also it is very stressful for the people were care for to have new people and changes in there life and routine so there for this needs to be looked at as not to make the people worse.could you do our role as acarer and handle all the stress you are given with changes may be the govement should have some experince with being a carer.

Karine Davison
Karine Davison

I am no longer a carer but fully support the petition. Caring should have financial recognition particularly as it saves governments thousands of pounds. Caring often prevents the carer reaching their potential earnings & sometimes prevents any earnings at all!

Samara Willmer
Samara Willmer

As is in Canada and America, so it is in England. This is because of globalism. If you do not want your sick to be as impoverished as those of us in Canada and America, I encourage you to take action,,,, I told you this was coming.

Joan Rowbotham
Joan Rowbotham

My husband and myself have looked after our very disabled daughter for 47 years . Last year my husband passed away . I have not had one day off. I asked could I get 1day now and again respite care. They said no unless I go to social service and say I can't cope.i wasn't entitled . Can you imagine they would be on my back all the time . Why should I say I can't cope. All these people with nothing wrong with them and get the same money makes me mad . Lol

Glyn Bradburn
Glyn Bradburn
  • Joan Rowbotham

i am ashamed these days to say that im british

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