Remaining politically neutral during General Election 2024


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Payment for Carers

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kazasid
kazasid Community member Posts: 8 Listener
edited April 12 in Work and employment
Hi, I am Mary (previously here as kazasid) I was carer for my son (now deceased) for the 10 years he lived with Wegeners Granulomatosis. I now receive state pension, but I am still angry. Not least at having the government delay my pension 6 years!
I am in the process of creating a petition asking for carers presently getting "carers allowance" to be paid 28 hours at minimum wage  at 100,000 signatures, the government are obliged to discus it in Parliament. I only found out about this recently, am I allowed to garner support on this forum? let me know if you are interested (assuming I am allowed)
Thank you

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  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Community member Posts: 56,312 Disability Gamechanger
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    Scope do allow petitions to be posted here, we sometimes have member post them here. 
    I would appreciate it if members wouldn't tag me please. I have all notifcations turned off and wouldn't want a member thinking i'm being rude by not replying.
    If i see a question that i know the answer to i will try my best to help.
  • kazasid
    kazasid Community member Posts: 8 Listener
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    Thank you for that Poppy, I have just emailed, asking permission and how to proceed
  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Community member Posts: 56,312 Disability Gamechanger
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    You don't need permission, you can just post it. 
    I would appreciate it if members wouldn't tag me please. I have all notifcations turned off and wouldn't want a member thinking i'm being rude by not replying.
    If i see a question that i know the answer to i will try my best to help.
  • Albus_Scope
    Albus_Scope Posts: 5,323 Scope online community team
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    Heya @kazasid as mentioned in the email, it's no problem for you to post your petition. Best of luck with it. :)
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