Minister urges carers to apply for Carer’s Allowance

The minister for disabled people today encouraged people caring
for others to apply for the Carers’ Allowance,
writes Clare Jerrom.

As part of National Carers Week, Anne McGuire highlighted the
important support that carers provide to family and friends.

“Carers Week gives us the opportunity to highlight the
importance of carers and to recognise the contribution they
make,” she said.

She urged carers to apply for the Carer’s Allowance, which
is a benefit for people caring for people for at least 35 hours per

Advice on Carer’s Allowance can be obtained from 01253

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