Unanimous support for Lib Dem initiative to stand up for carers

At its meeting last night, Stockport Council unanimously backed a Liberal Democrat initiative to do more to support carers.

Speaking after the meeting, Cllr Lisa Smart, Deputy Leader of the Lib Dems at Stockport Town Hall and parliamentary spokesperson for Hazel Grove constituency, said: “I was delighted to be able to draw attention to the needs of carers, who perform an invaluable role in our society but whose own needs too often go unrecognised. The council will now lobby the government to raise Carer’s Allowance by £20 a week immediately, in line with the increase in Universal Credit.

“More locally, the Cabinet have been tasked with reviewing what more the council can do to support carers and move towards being a Carer Friendly Borough. I await with interest their report, which is due to come to the relevant council committees in April.”

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