The Deputy Health Minister has announced a £1 million fund as a public consultation on a national plans for carers is launched
Carers in Flintshire, and across Wales, will be able to access grants of up to £300 for a range of essentials, including; food, household items such as furniture or white goods, or electronics such as a laptop for access to support and services.
In Flintshire alone there are over 2000 people who receive a carer’s allowance and recent research suggests that around 40% of carers are worried about their current financial situation.
The Welsh Government launched a public consultation earlier this week on their plan for carers, which sets out how they will work with different organisations to strengthen their priorities around carer’s lives.
Hannah Blythyn, Member of the Senedd for Delyn, said:
“This year has demonstrated more than ever how important health and social care is within our communities.
We cannot, and should not, under estimate the contribution of our carers – either paid or unpaid.
I welcome the support being made available from the Welsh Government, both in terms of finances, but also their future plans to better support all aspects of a carer’s life.”
The Delyn MS is encouraging people to share their views on the Welsh Government consultation by visiting gov.wales/carers-national-plan-wales, and to also get in touch if they are in need of further support.
Ms Blythyn can be contacted on 01352 762102 or at Hannah.Blythyn@senedd.wales.
The Carers’ Support Fund will be distributed by Carers’ Trust Wales and more information will be available at carers.org/wales in the near future.