We’ve learned so much about the work of carers during this coronavirus crisis – their commitment and dedication and the value of what they do.
But there are still millions of people in the UK whose care work goes on behind closed doors. They are the unpaid carers, looking after a family member of friend who has a disability, or a mental or physical illness, or who needs extra help as they grow older.
They are also essential workers, yet they often feel undervalued and unsupported. No wonder, when Carer’s Allowance is an insulting £67.50 a week.