Carers' Support

Carers' Support
That this Assembly acknowledges the invaluable role unpaid carers have within society; further acknowledges that Carers Week was from 7 to 13 June 2021; notes that many unpaid carers are unseen and unsupported by public services; further notes that unpaid carers are a diverse group with varying needs; recognises that the COVID-19 restrictions, including the withdrawal of respite and day care services, have had a detrimental impact on carers and those they care for; further recognises the efforts to provide carers with a COVID-19 recognition grant; calls on the Minister of Health to urgently rebuild respite services, day care services, and to deliver the carers COVID-19 recognition grant; and further calls on the Minister to begin, immediately, work on a carers register that will include all carers in receipt of carers allowance, attendance allowance, as well as all other carers who are excluded from financial help due to the maximum income threshold limit, and to work with the wider Executive to make carers more visible and valued by public services.
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