Carers set to get £5.9 million extra in support

Carers across Wales are set to receive an extra £5.9 million as of April next year.

The money, allocated by Health and Social Services Minister Dr Brian Gibbons, will be spread over all 22 local authority areas and aims to encourage greater awareness of the need for carer services.

Dr Brian Gibbons said: “We recognise the contribution that carers make in giving unpaid care for members of their family, their friends or their neighbours. It is important that they are given the help and support that they need.”

The money aims to facilitate the involvement of carers and carers organisations in the planning and commissioning of services that will actually meet their own needs.

For more information see the National Assembly for Wales website