As you may be aware, the Hotpoint Privilege Purchase Club, supports our Carers’ Passport Discount Card service, and offers savings on household appliances such as washing machines. We would like to remind carers who may have brought a Hotpoint or Indesit washing machine to check if they are affected by a product recall due to fire safety concerns.
Fraud is now one of the most common crimes in the UK with a total of £1.2 billion stolen by criminals last year. Hertfordshire Police has given us some key tips to share with carers and the vulnerable people they support to help them be vigilant and protect their personal and financial information and money.
We’re delighted that the Mayor of Hertford for 2019/2020 Cllr Rosemary Bolton has chosen Carers in Hertfordshire as one of the charities she is supporting whilst Mayor.
Carers in Scotland that receive Carer’s Allowance are to get a boost as the benefit is being increased in line with Jobseeker’s Allowance – equivalent to an extra £8.50 a week. Now, Carers UK is calling for the Government to raise Carer’s Allowance in the rest of the UK to match changes in Scotland.