Ireland now has 518,000 unpaid carers saving the state €20 Billion we must support these carers with a Pandemic Carers Payment today
People with disabilities are to suffer yet again during this Pandemic with key specialists to continue to be re-deployed by the HSE and work on the National Vaccine Roll-Out plan as the HSE struggle to find that 1000s of staff required to meet the logistical and supply chain requirements .
As Ireland opens up it is now time to repair the damage done to people with ASD as a direct result of the removal of day care services and respite sine the 13th March without consultation.
Carers are facing cruel means test which is ruling them out for basic carers allowances based on having just €2 more than is allowed with the carers partners earning the loving wage and no more -means tests for carers must be abolished as the State are saving €3 billion per year as a direct result of carers providing caring that the State refused to do.
With 850 specialists staff moved out of disability support into contact tracing and with the HSE poaching nursing home and day care staff to work in contact tracing the HSE is demonstrating that it has no regard for people with disabilities and disability services must be moved out of the HSE as soon as possible
The Irish Government spent 18 billion yesterday and failed to support people with disabilities and their carers with not one cent allocated to the carers or disability allowances .