A further £250k has been announced to help unpaid carers in Wales cope with the financial pressures of the pandemic.
The Carers Support Fund, launched in October last year, has been extended by the Deputy Minister for Health and Social Services Julie Morgan.
Open to carers across Wales, the fund will see grants of up to £300 being made available for a range of essentials, including: food, household item such as furniture and electronics like laptops.
There are around 55,300 people in Wales who receive a carer’s allowance and recent research suggests that almost 40% of carers are worried about their financial situation.
Llanelli’s Member of the Senedd, Lee Waters said: “The pandemic has been a massive challenge for unpaid carers in our constituency. It’s been a more isolating time than usual for those staying at home to protect loved ones. I want to thank them for everything they’re doing, and I’d urge anyone who needs extra support to access it through Carers Trust Wales and other organisations.”
The Carers Support Fund will be available up to 31st March 2021 and further information is available here carers.org/wales.