Carers can advise on cash boost
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