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Free travel petition for carers who give up their lives to look after for others

Laura Forsyth, Reporter /

Petition to the Scottish Government

A PAISLEY woman who has been campaigning for free travel for carers is gearing up to submit her petition to the Scottish Government.

Amanda Macdonald cares for her mum, who was diagnosed with early onset dementia when she was 48.

She has received support from Fixers UK, a charity encouraging young people to make positive changes and a Young Adult Carers Forum.

However, the next step for 26-year-old Amanda is almost set to present her petition to the transport minister and McGill’s buses.

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Creating better world for disabled and carers

The challenge is creating a society fit for disabled people, people who live with long-term conditions and unpaid carers to enjoy their right to live well.

Picture: Esme Allen

Carers urged to claim credit to boost state pension

A carer could receive more than £200 extra

Thousands of people with caring responsibilities are missing out on credits they are eligible for which could boost their pension by hundreds of pounds a year.

Currently, only an estimated one in 20 (5%) of those eligible have signed up to receive these additional contributions which will fill gaps in their National Insurance records, the Government said.

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