Pay during lockdown for carers


I was wondering if anyone had found any information on carers and pay during the 4 week lockdown. I’m off work (teacher) as I am looking after my adult daughter who has Downs Syndrome and is on the extremely clincal vulnerable list. My school have agreed to 4 weeks leave but only 2 of them paid. She cannot be left on her own so I have no choice but to be off, however, I can’t afford to lose the money.

Any advice appreciated.


How old is your daughter? Does she get Direct Payments?

Hello Jackie

I just wanted to let you know that I’ve forwarded your post to Carers UK’s helpline and they will contact you by email with some advice on the issue you’ve raised.

Wishing you well