To make carers week, TFN asks: should carers be paid a minimum wage?
Should carers be paid a minimum wage?
The rights of carers have come under the spotlight during carers week.
Up and down the UK there are 6.5 million people caring unpaid for an ill, frail or disabled family member or friend.
They contribute a massive amount to society and the economy – but three in four carers feel they are undervalued by society.
This year, carers week focussed on building on building carer friendly communities, which support carers to look after their loved ones well, while recognising that they are individuals with needs of their own.
But what are the best ways of doing this? One suggestion has been that carers get a minimum wage, which would give them financial security.
So that’s why we’re asking: should carers be paid a minimum wage?
Vote now and get the debate going by leaving a comment below.