Carers allowance is little but an insult. People, like myself, give up decent jobs to take care of their disabled, sick or elderly family member, often providing hands on care 24/7. Care agencies charge upwards of £16 per hour to provide a careworker, who will do minimum tasks, such as helping to wash, or making a sandwich. They do not cook, or go shopping, or do laundry. Caring is exhausting, too many carers are isolated and living in poverty because they have been shafted by successive governments, the tightening of rules and the introduction of new legislation mean more people than ever, who are genuinely not capable of working, are being denied PIP, so those that look after them are also denied Carers allowance. When they are being ordered to attend back to work interviews, who looks after the person they care for? If they do not attend, sanctions are put in place. Carers of pensionable age have their CA stopped, as it is then classed as an "overlapping benefit". The treatment of carers, and those they care for is nothing less than disgraceful.