In Carers Week, more needs to be done to improve carers' rights, starting with the pitiful level of Carers Allowance (currently £66.15 a week).

There are millions of unpaid carers, and roughly 600 people a day give up work to look after someone, often care workers themselves.

Private care homes rip off the taxpayer, indeed the Chancellor owns shares in one of the biggest! Yet care home beds have shrunk by 10,000.

Many care workers suffer assaults from clients due to the conditions they suffer. The care white paper is constantly delayed, why?

Increase carers benefits, to at least the living wage, otherwise the NHS will drown.

Choices, choices!

Gary Martin

Carr Road, Walthamstow