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Create a £25 million annual fund to pay for respite breaks for unpaid carers

Submitted by Mr Christopher W Jordan on Thursday 17th November 2022

Published on Wednesday 23rd November 2022

Current status: Closed

Closed: Tuesday 23rd May 2023

Signatures: 378

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Create a £25 million annual fund to pay for respite breaks for unpaid carers

Petition Details

The Government to create an annual fund of £25m to pay for respite breaks for unpaid carers, many of whom cannot afford to pay for these themselves, and deserve breaks for their caring responsibilities.

Additional Information

It is estimated that the UK's 13m+ unpaid carers save the treasury around £135bn per year. But many of them are weary and worn out and their caring responsibilities take a toll on their physical and mental health.

A mini break, paid for by the Government, could help restore their energy and ability to keep on caring. We believe it's in the Government's own interest that unpaid carers keep on supporting the sick and infirm in the UK but often they need a break to keep going.

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