Dublin Fingal TD and Fine Gael Spokesperson on Climate Action, Alan Farrell, has called the increase in the carer’s support grant, a significant moment for carers across Ireland.
Deputy Farrell said, “Budget 2021 marks a significant moment for carers in Ireland, an increase of , an increase of €150 will raise the overall grant to €1,850, the highest this grant has ever been in Ireland.”
“Carers have long been overlooked in Ireland, the service they provide to loved ones provides immeasurable service to the State and I am pleased that there will be a notable increase in the amount paid to grant recipients.”
Deputy Farrell continued, “This increase of €150, will benefit the almost 114,000 carers and their families in Ireland, helping ease the financial burden that many find themselves dealing with.
“Supporting carers in our community is an important step to improving the quality of life for many people in our society. Improved grant rates, along with improved access to community healthcare can have a range of positive impacts within our community, and create a more effective healthcare system.”
Deputy Farrell added, “Carers in Ireland dedicate a huge amount of time and energy to help those close to them, and it is appropriate that they have been recognised in this Budget and I look forward to continuing my work to ensure improved standards.”