Thursday, February 18, 2010

Support for Carers

I've been asked to support the campaign run by Carer Watch for an immediate review of the present benefit system, and I'm delighted to do just that. The present allowance of £53.10 is miserly and insufficient, and it's all hung about with regulation and restriction. There are many in Macclesfield whose care for their elderly or infirm family members lifts a burden which would otherwise fall on society (and the taxpayer), and we should recognise the sacrifices they make.