There are many people out there who need to care for a sick family member and must take time out of work in order to do so. In turn, they lose out on money that they could be earning if they did not have to care for someone. Carers save the NHS a lot of money, as it saves a community hospital bed, or people staying in hospital unnecessarily due to lack of anywhere to safely go. What are your views on giving carers a right to a week of additional leave for caring responsibilities?
Has anyone had to take time out of their own work to fulfil caring responsibilities? Do you think there should be a 'carers leave' so that workers can get paid whilst having to care for someone who needs it? What kind of conditions do you think are appropriate for carers leave? What are your thoughts?