On Carers Rights Day (November 30) MP's were debating Carers Allowance, highlighting the appalling inadequacy of it, at £64.60 a week, and as reported, carers are forced to overpayments. If they go just over the £120 a week earnings limit. So earn £121 and lose £63.60 - hardly fair eh? Plus National Insurance contributions. Carers UK need to hammer this home and be more forthright in protection of carers, many of whom develop mental health issues because of the pressures of caring.

Carers save the NHS approximately £200 billion a year, keeping people out of hospital, or care homes.

Who agrees carers deserve more?

Gary Martin

Carr Road, Walthamstow