Responding to the new report from Carers UK, ‘Unseen and undervalued’, which is published today (26th November) and puts the value of care provided by unpaid carers during the Covid-19 pandemic at £530 million a day, Leader of the Liberal Democrats Ed Davey said: “Unpaid carers are doing a remarkable and important job in very difficult circumstances. They deserve our support, but as this report from Carers UK shows, carers are unseen and undervalued by this Conservative Government.
“Many carers are facing extreme financial hardship during this pandemic. They have been struggling for months, often relying on foodbanks to feed themselves and the people they care for.
“That’s why Liberal Democrats are calling on the Government to support unpaid carers by immediately raising Carer’s Allowance by £1,000 a year. Liberal Democrats will stand up for carers and lead the way to a more caring society.”