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Govt wants carers in work...

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sarah293 Wed 09-Jul-08 08:35:38

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BreeVanderCampLGJ Wed 09-Jul-08 08:37:06

Checks the date....Nope not April.

sarah293 Wed 09-Jul-08 08:49:24

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2shoes Wed 09-Jul-08 11:41:43

so it shitface brown going to come and look after dd so that I can not.

sarah293 Wed 09-Jul-08 12:13:01

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nancy75 Wed 09-Jul-08 12:13:46

can you link to this please?

sarah293 Wed 09-Jul-08 12:19:02

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nancy75 Wed 09-Jul-08 12:24:33

from reading this wont you be better off? if the carer earns £95, you get no more help, but this is proposing that you can earn up to £245 per week and still recieve some help. so if the carer works say 10 hours per week and earns £120 at the moment he/she would get no other money, if this comes in to place they will still be working and earning the same money but will also possibly get carers allowance too?

2shoes Wed 09-Jul-08 12:29:04

"Shop workers' union Usdaw says this is a "disincentive" for those who want to work. It wants a higher allowance and for the earnings limit to be tapered. "
sounds like it is more that they are bing asked to help those who want to go back to work.(want is an odd choice of word. should be can imo)

nancy75 Wed 09-Jul-08 12:34:26

thats how i read it 2shoes, this is not actually a govt proposal, but a union one and i am sure if passed would be better for people

2shoes Wed 09-Jul-08 13:00:31

well it wouldn't affect me. as I am not able to work.
would be a lot better if the goverment upped the carers allowance(which is taxable!!)

sarah293 Wed 09-Jul-08 13:33:13

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2shoes Wed 09-Jul-08 17:04:07

well overnight respite is bloody expensive(£139 2 years ago. that was 3 years ago)

TotalChaos Wed 09-Jul-08 17:07:35

I don't read it as a bad thing (for those in a position to work) but for someone in Riven's position it's not going to be all that helpful - as not only is there the care to arrange but also an employer who doesn't mind time off for appointments/hospital stays etc.

nancy75 Wed 09-Jul-08 19:58:42

surely its someone in rivens position who will be helped the most?
her dh already works the 10hours per week, and earns more than the cut off amount, so they dont get the carers allowance as well, if this proposal were in place he would work the same as he does now, for the same money, but also be entitled to some carers allowance.
i think the title govt wants carers in work was a bit of a knee jerk reaction to an article that has not been read properly, firstly the govt is not suggesting this course of action, its a union secondly there is no mention of making people work, its about helping them if they do work

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