Take a break: Labour boost for carers in Bridgend
EXTRA support is on its way for disabled children and their families thanks to Welsh Labour.
£1.54m funding will be provided to local authorities in Wales to develop more short break care support services to families.
Short break carers can provide regular support to disabled children, easing the pressure and strain on parents and families. Children can develop new skills, become more confident and make new friends.
Bridgend Labour AM Carwyn Jones said:
‘’This Labour led Assembly Government is delivering on its promise to provide more help to the most vulnerable people in our local community and this extra care support will make a real difference in the lives for those families who really need it.
‘’Short breaks are one of the most frequently requested services by local families of disabled children because they can allow the whole family to live more normal and rewarding lives.
‘’I want to pay tribute to the hundreds of volunteer carers who unselfishly provide short term breaks for disabled children and their families.’’
Commenting on the extra money, the Deputy Minister for Social Services Gwenda Thomas said:
‘’Welsh Labour is committed to providing more care and support to disabled children and their families.
‘’Regular short breaks are a lifeline to some disabled children and their families. It allows the family to take time out to recharge their batteries and for the disabled child to have some fun.’’