To: Theresa May Prime Minister of the UK Damian Green Secretary of State of Work and Pensions.Jeremy Corbyn Leader of the Labour Party, Tim Farron Leader of the Liberal Democrats.

Please help Carers get better treatment & respect.

Please help Carers get better treatment & respect.

We want better financial and pastoral support 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.
The best way to understand what we want can be found in the blog written by Carer with Attitude I enclose the link to her page Five Simple ways to change carers futures: A Manifesto http://carerwithattitudeuk.wordpress.com/five-simple-ways-to-change-carers-futures/
Please read and act on what we need, there are good reasons and justification for everything we ask for.
The Country needs home carers and we need more help. Thank you.

How it will be delivered

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


Reasons for signing

  • Caring for loved one never stops. its exhausting and I do it out of love and because of that the government pays us pittance.
  • Signed by all family because Carers save the NHS billions,
  • I became a carer to my Mum three years ago and I am appalled by the system that is designed to support us actually works against us. We save the country billions yet we have to fight for everything in order to help our loved ones. Social Services have lost their way in supporting people and other services who are funded to support us let us down. The poor treatment of unpaid carers is the UKs dirty little secret!

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