Pugh Announces Lib Dem Proposal for 250 Carer’s Bonus for People in Southport April 29th, 2015 Connor_Henderson Latest News Shares Comments John Pugh and the Liberal Democrats will give people give 1,670 carers in Southport a £250 ‘Carer’s Bonus’ for looking after loved ones who are older, disabled or seriously ill. The annual payment would be a boost to an army of unsung heroes who work tirelessly to care for their friends and relatives. This policy is part of a £150m package to help make the lives of Britain’s 6.5 million carers that bit easier. It forms part of our Disability Manifesto published last week. The measures include: A new Carer’s Passport to allow unpaid carers certain privileges, that could include free hospital parking, free cinema tickets and free gym sessions. Increasing ‘care leave’ by five days and extending the ‘earning limit’ to allow carers to work more without losing their Carer’s Allowance. Create a cross-government Carer’s Champion to ensure carers get a voice at the heart of government. John: “Carers provide an unprecedented level of support and care to loved ones which would be impossible to replace. It is vital that their work and commitment is recognized; I hope that this carers bonus, as part of our disability manifesto, goes someway towards this”. Submit News Contact us with your community, business or sport news. Phone 07581350321 Email [email protected] Twitter www.twitter.com/onthespot_new Facebook www.facebook.com/otsnews.co.uk Instagram www.instagram.com/otsnews Related Comments comments!