Caring about #Carers


 The following was found on the fb page of A. Jenkins and I feel her views should be heard.

 
This isn’t an April fool. This is real. Today the majority of the U.K’s wages are to be at the living wage. Carers who care for loved ones get £62.10 a week saving the country £££££££’s.

It is not about being paid, it is about having money to live. Many carers cannot work due to the needs of the one they care for. It has been suggested we should care out of love, it isn’t about love, believe me if that paid for our clothes and food we would be richer than every politician in this country! We need to eat, put clothes on our bodies and pay the bills. Please dont make assumptions about things misunderstood, just ask a person who is a carer before making bold statements 🙌

As my friend NIGEL says, “To carers, the ‘living wage’ is a distant dream!!”

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David Watters, a graduate of Napier University, Edinburgh, Trinity College of Music, London and the Institute of Education, University of London, has worked internationally within education and Educational Management for more than 20 years. He has taught extensively within many socially and culturally diverse settings; most recently as a Head of Performing Arts within Further Education. He is a personal and professional development associate with The Pacific Institute (www.pacificinstitute.co.uk), personal coach, freelance writer and founding member of NBI Associates. He is a writer on social equality issues, is a key player in the Equal Love Campaign UK and author of the forthcoming book, NEVER BLEND IN which features key voices from the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender community and which aims to inspire and encourage those who may lack self-esteem or who question their validity. David is currently promoting a youtube campaign"Give 'em Hope"and is asking individuals, couples and groups to make and share videos telling about the benefits of living with personal authenticity. He has shared a platform with Stuart Milk and Peter Tatchell and is a supporter of 17-24-30, The Trevor Project, Schools Out, The Terrence Higgins Trust, The Albert Kennedy Trust and numerous others. His background in arts and education, combined with a solid understanding of Cognitive Behavioural Strategies, and his passion for Equality Advocacy drive every aspect of his work as a personal development facilitator, motivational speaker and writer. View all posts by neverblendin

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