Energy bills are soaring and the cost of food and everyday items is spiralling across the UK. We are very worried that this could leave many unpaid carers unable to make ends meet.
Almost half (48%) of carers recently told us they are worried that rising costs would lead to significant financial hardship.
We are seeing unprecedented levels of stress and financial worries being piled on unpaid carers after an extremely challenging two years. Without action from Government we are concerned that hundreds of thousands of carers will be unable to cope.
We need your help to raise awareness of the financial hardship carers are facing and to secure the urgent financial support carers need!
We have signed an open letter from Carers UK which was sent to the chancellor. Please contact your local MP today to ask that they call on the Government to provide urgent financial support for carers who are facing rising prices and energy bills.
We have provided a template letter for you to send. Please add your personal experience of caring and how it has affected your own financial situation to this before sending it, if you wish to do so.