To: Theresa May Prime Minister of the UK David Gauke Secretary of State of Work and Pensions.Jeremy Corbyn Leader of the Labour Party, Vince Cable Leader of the Liberal Democrats.

Please give Carers more respect.

Please give  Carers more respect.

We want consistent national policy for all carers, regardless of age, and working status.

Why is this important?

Carers save the country an estimated £119 Billion pounds a year, and yet achieve no recognition for their work. Like myself a full time carer for my wife most carers are unable to escape the stresses of placed on us by the continuous need to be on duty 24/7 and the assistance provided by GPs Social Services and Charities, is severely limited by the cuts inflicted by this government.
In general most governments and public service unions prefer to ignore us, and are content to allow us to take the brunt of spending cuts full on.
These stresses are increasing day by day, causing both physical and mental problems thus increasing the workload on an already over stretched NHS. This must stop right now. Home Carers should be supported by the government and not be pitched from one charity to another like orphans looking for a new home. The government must stop abdicating it's responsibilities and do something positive.

How it will be delivered

By hand to Parliament and Electronically to the Media, via press conference and Internet.


Reasons for signing

  • Iam carer has well. Please surport us not ignore us
  • Family carers bear a HUGE responsibility and save the NHS huge amounts of money. But they need SUPPORT. There needs to be a comprehensive, national, Carers Strategy for the UK, taking into account the needs of all concerned - which will come up with the best, cost effective, ways of supporting the most vulnerable members of our society.
  • We deserve to be recognised for what we do everyday carers allowance is laughable for the hours we dedicate to our caring roles

Updates

2015-09-17 23:50:59 +0100

To everyone who has signed, thank you so much, we are moving fast but we have a long way to go yet. Please take the opportunity to share this with your Twitter, face book, email list. who ever you can think of, the more people sign the greater our chance of success.

2015-08-07 20:01:53 +0100

Great News Writer, Actress & Comedian Francesca Martinez has given her support for our cause.
http://www.independent.co.uk/arts-entertainment/comedy/features/comedian-francesca-martinez-ive-accepted-my-cerebral-palsy--now-im-calling-on-others-to-join-the-revolution-9652761.html

2015-08-07 19:59:29 +0100

We are slowly getting more attention, but we need more signatures. Please share this petition if you can as wide as possible.

2015-07-18 21:42:35 +0100

1,000 signatures reached

2014-11-25 19:51:35 +0000

500 signatures reached

2014-07-10 21:27:26 +0100

100 signatures reached

2014-07-10 11:47:14 +0100

50 signatures reached

2014-07-10 09:18:53 +0100

25 signatures reached

2014-07-10 08:35:46 +0100

10 signatures reached