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Carers: your vote counts!

Our aim at Carers Trust is to influence government policy so that it reflects the needs, concerns, and aspirations of the UK’s 7 million carers.

Today, you can help us take a major step towards achieving that goal.

Voters are going to the polls in one of the closest general elections in decades. No one is quite sure what the outcome will be.

That means every vote is going to count.

DowningStreetCarers are in a unique position to influence the outcome of the election simply because the nation’s caring community is now so large! 1 in every 7 voters is a carer. The UK’s team of carers could and should have a major say on who forms the new government tomorrow.

And the great thing is, you can go to the polls knowing that, step-by-step, politicians are coming to realise the need to act in support of carers.

From our review of the party manifestos, one thing is clear: social care is now front and centre of the political agenda. Each of the political parties have made pledges to increase the support given to carers and, crucially, acknowledges that there currently exists a huge gap between the assistance carers need and the support they are actually receiving.

That growing recognition has been reflected in the fact that well-over 300 election candidates have taken the Carers Trust pledge to #ThinkCarer2015 and to do what they can to support carers in the next parliament. By going out and voting today you can seize the opportunity this offers to elect a parliament that is committed to helping carers.

Together, we can ensure the next parliament remembers to #ThinkCarer2015 and beyond!

Find out more about how or where to vote.


Matt Hawkins is Policy and Campaigns Officer at Carers Trust


 

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May 6, 2015 - Posted by | General Election

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  1. Reblogged this on Sincere Blog.

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