“Stop punishing Carers with cuts” say North Tipperary Carers

Easier to get €700 per week for nursing home care, than €100 to help family carers

Easier to get €700 per week for nursing home care, than €100 to help family carers

The Carers Association yesterday launched its Pre Budget Submission 2013 calling on government to put its own policy of caring for people in their own homes into practice. The National Carers Strategy, published earlier this year, promised to recognise, empower and support family carers. Yet, Ireland’s 187,000 family carers are now facing cuts to home help hours, home care packages and vital support services. “We are calling on Government to stop praising carers with words, while punishing them with cuts. It’s time to turn rhetoric into reality” said Catherine Cox, spokesperson of The Carers Association.

Full story in this week’s Tipperary Star.