Stockport Lib Dems call for better support for carers

Stockport Council’s Liberal Democrats have tabled a motion for the council meeting this Thursday which calls for more support for carers.

Speaking ahead of the meeting, Cllr Lisa Smart, deputy leader of the Lib Dems at Stockport town hall and parliamentary spokesperson for Hazel Grove constituency, said: “As part of our national campaign, Liberal Democrats are calling on the government to raise the Carer’s Allowance by £20 per week, in line with the increase in Universal Credit. More locally, we are calling on the council’s cabinet to review how we support carers and what can be done to make Stockport a Carer Friendly Borough.”

Cllr Keith Holloway, Lib Dem spokesperson for health and adult social care, added: “Carers play a vital role in our community yet they are too often taken for granted and their own needs overlooked. We are calling on the council to act to put this right by looking at what more we can do locally to support them, as well as calling on the government to increase the allowance they pay this largely undervalued group.”

The motion being debated can be accessed below:

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