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LindaMcD Report 23 Jun 2008 13:22

Still waiting to hear what is happening locally so I can join in.


Sharron Report 22 Jun 2008 14:01

We seem to be less valued than the unemployed.Yes,we,personally,are paid £50ish a week.Some of us may be part of very affluent families,so may the unemployed.They still are entitled to free education,prescriptions,cheap leisure facilities and other things that do not spring readily to mind without having to go through any rigmarole.I can't say for sure but Idon't think we are even entitled to use the PDSA.


LindaMcD Report 22 Jun 2008 12:07

Luckily for me we are ok financially and a lot goes on in this area for carers......BUT I am always a one to fight for those less fortunate hence this thread and I will try to go to any events locally to lend support.

Linda x


~*sylvia*~ Report 22 Jun 2008 11:51

Hello. I am a carer for my husband who has Macular Degeneration, Emphysema, Vascular Dementia and now Lung Cancer,in Australia. I think we are treated quite well here.As well as the Carer Allowance, we get a yearly bonus which comes in very handy.
Good luck to everyone from Sylvia

Purple **^*Sparkly*^** Diamond

Purple **^*Sparkly*^** Diamond Report 22 Jun 2008 00:33

It is a worrying situation and at the mo, the government gets off lightly, as they are getting some of their people cared for for peanuts. If all those being cared for at home had to go into homes and be paid for by the government, it would cost them huge amounts, yet they pay a pittance to those able and willing to have their loved ones at home, even to the detriment to their own health and welfare.

More power to the carers, I hope they can get more realistic allowances/wages soon.


Borobabs Report 22 Jun 2008 00:22

I care for hubby who is Bi Polar and he cares for me , but at the end of the day who cares for the carers????
I have looked after 2 Nana's 1 dad Mam and 2 uncles, who I wish were still here know I'm left disabled with hubby who can change at flick of switch more or less ;;;;
Oh but never mind goes back to same question of
who cares for the carer????



Susan719813 Report 21 Jun 2008 21:13

I would like to add my support to this thread. I Was a carer for 25 years. The money was rubbish but any other kind of support had to be fought for too.

Carers Unite, and sort out the beaurocracy and uncaring attitude of the Powers that be!


Ladylol Pusser Cat

Ladylol Pusser Cat Report 21 Jun 2008 21:04

hope something changes i will never understand that when specky gave up his job to be a carer he was awarded 47.00, they then deducted it off income support , where is the sence in that, i cant see them doing a thing cost to much , but i would be part of a demo any time
hello all
hello lovely linda xxxxxx


Lynne Report 21 Jun 2008 20:41

I look after my son whos 27 6ft 9in I do everything for him wouldnt want it other way i see to all his personal needs i get 48.55 a weekl i would do it for nothing of course hes my son but what would it cost the goverment if i thought enough was enough i m 50 next year and i worry what will happen to him it scares me so much as there is nothing like a mothers love


valium Report 21 Jun 2008 20:08

I was a carer to my oh for five years my son is a carer to my gson i think all the carer's should get a decent wage not an allowance. May be all carer's in Britain should turn up at social service's at the same time on the same day and ask what help they are entitled to and for help to fill in the forms. Or turn up at their local M.P's surgery at the same time on the same Day that my help to wake the goverment up. Hi Linda hope you are ok


MaggyfromWestYorkshire Report 21 Jun 2008 14:48

Just another nudge to show my support.

I work with the elderly, so now how difficult it can be for carers.


LindaMcD Report 21 Jun 2008 14:43

I have an elderly friend age 87 undergoing a bowel cancer operation on Tuesday her husband same age has Parkinsons and Macular Degeneration amongst other conditions yet is expected to care for her when she comes home. Social services in her area are so overstretched they are unable to help. The Macmillan Nurses are doing their best to help thank goodness. I live 30 miles from her so can't go everyday. She has sons both live 150 miles away and between them are taking time off work to care for their father a sorry state of affairs!

Trouble is at their age their friends are either dead or have poor health themselves.

Linda x


Gwen Report 21 Jun 2008 11:56

I'm a carer and would just like to say hello to you all.

please keep this tread going,

Gwen xx


LindaMcD Report 21 Jun 2008 11:19

Weekend nudge

Bren from Oldham

Bren from Oldham Report 20 Jun 2008 14:26

Hi Linda
As you know I will give my support to the campaign, Although I'm no longer a carer and not ready to be cared for yet
Recently I went to a seminar for people over 60 ,amongst the items covered were leisure activities and services offfered to older people and their carers
I was really shocked by the amount charged by the local council for certain services for older people and their carers.
They say they will fund financial support for people with dementia according to goverment guidelines

But the dementia that is listed is one of the very rarest forms
So the financial burden on the council will be very mininmal if at all


pablo1513 Report 20 Jun 2008 13:53

wholehartedly agree

.•:*:•. Devishly Angelic Juliecat & Panda..•:*:•.

.•:*:•. Devishly Angelic Juliecat & Panda..•:*:•. Report 20 Jun 2008 13:42



LindaMcD Report 20 Jun 2008 09:45

Morning nudge thanks all.

Cumbrian Caz~**~

Cumbrian Caz~**~ Report 19 Jun 2008 21:05

I will nudge Linda, for such a good cause,

Caz xxx


Sharron Report 19 Jun 2008 20:51

Because we also get the top rate of attendance allowance and it is paid every week we are managing pretty well,also because we are poor enough to have free carers.
What I am not happy about is the fact that carers allowance does not attract other concessions.I would like to be able to go to college for a few hours a week,elderly stroke victims are not as intellectually stimulating as they might be,but would have to pay.
Also I have to pay for prescriptions unless I fill in long complicated forms designed,I am sure,to dissuade people from trying.
The admin is actually the hardest part of the job. I am reasonably intelligent and find it hard so I dread to think how much elderly or people who are not terribly bright or confident are missing out on.