So let us get this straight.
To qualify for Carers’ Allowance in the first place you need to be actively caring for someone for 35 hours or more a week, which considerably more time than someone on JSA is expected to spend looking for work.
Unless you’re very lucky with your employer, doing such a relatively small number of hours tends to mean working at minimum wage and even zero contracts.
But these days as a carer I realise I’m earning below the official poverty level and I bet I’m not alone.
OK. But why, if carers are condemned to a low income not commensurate with the amount of work they do, are we not at least given help with the costs of dental treatment and glasses?
Seriously, baby. I can’t be the only carer who is short sighted with astigmatism and English teeth.
We need to stand up for our rights.