Car­ers can ad­vise on cash boost

Paisley Daily Express - - Front Page -

Pais­ley car­ers are be­ing asked for their views on how the scot­tish Par­lia­ment can help im­prove their in­comes, writes Jack Thom­son, Lo­cal Democ­racy Re­porter.

the new carer’s al­lowance sup­ple­ment was paid out for the first time on thurs­day, with 1,046 car­ers in the town ben­e­fit­ing from the cash.

this prompted the Labour party to in­vite car­ers to have their say on how Holy­rood can use its pow­ers to bol­ster sup­port along­side the ben­e­fit.

Labour West scot­land MsP neil Bibby said:“Car­ers de­serve ev­ery sup­port for the valu­able care and love they give ev­ery day to their rel­a­tives and friends.

“With the carer’s al­lowance sup­ple­ment fi­nally start­ing to pay out, that pay­ment must be the start of the new sup­port, not the end.

“now is the time to think about the over­all pack­age of sup­port pro­vided along­side en­ti­tle­ment to carer’s al­lowance cov­er­ing work, study, and across pub­lic ser­vices.

“I want the 1,046 car­ers in Pais­ley to have a voice in what kind of sup­port they want and need.”

to have your say, go to https:// www.sur­vey­mon­key.co.uk/r/ FJ7QB3s

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