NOT in the news today: More than 80 000 carers to get more support in Scotland than rest of UK

Carers are invisible in Scotland’s media. The only story I could find was STV’s ‘Pensioner robbed by fake carer during bogus home visit’ yet there was a big newsworthy headline available, showing Scotland in a good light and making the Scottish Government seem compassionate. Oh, that’s not really of interest to your viewers? I see. I really do see. Anyhow, here it is:

‘More than 83,000 carers in Scotland will this year get an extra £452.40 in Carer’s Allowance Supplement as a result of Scottish Government spending. The increase means that carers in Scotland will receive £452.40 more this year than equivalent carers in the rest of the UK. Importantly, the increase means that Carer’s Allowance combined with Carer’s Allowance Supplement payments in Scotland are now higher than Jobseeker’s Allowance. Whereas in the rest of the UK it remains the case that carers get less support than people in receipt of Jobseeker’s Allowance.’

https://news.gov.scot/news/more-financial-support-for-carers

 

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5 thoughts on “NOT in the news today: More than 80 000 carers to get more support in Scotland than rest of UK

  1. John June 6, 2019 / 7:44 am

    Not a peep on Goodmorning Scotland , funny that ! .

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  2. Linda Siddiqui June 8, 2019 / 3:44 pm

    I am 70 next year. The sole carer for my 42 year old profoundly disabled daughter.

    Now that I am in receipt of pension, I receive nothing.

    We live in Scotland.

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