Sunday, 31 August 2008

David - campaigning for carers

Labour hopeful, David Williams, has welcomed this week's Work and Pensions Select Committee report into support for carers.

As political officer for Usdaw David has been at the forefront of campaigning for new rights and better support for working carers. David said, "There are an army carers across the UK who do a tremendous job looking after their friends and relatives. They are extremely dedicated and often have to operate in difficult circumstances, with very little income or support."

Usdaw has successfully campaigned for the right to request flexible working to be extended to carers, which was delivered by Labour in Government. This has allowed many carers the opportunity to change their hours of work to suit their responsibilities at home"

David continued, "The focus of our campaigning now is to achieve greater financial support for carers by reforming Carers Allowance. We want the Allowance to support those carers who are able to work and encourage others back into employment.

"Working carers save this country billions of pounds every year, it is only right that we offer support to allow them to do perform this crucial role."

Pictured is David with Usdaw's campaign team in the House of Commons.

Click here for further information on Usdaw's Parents and Carers Campaign

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