Ireland now has 518,000 unpaid carers saving the state €20 Billion we must support these carers with a Pandemic Carers Payment today
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.
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 .
A Dail Committee was informed that persons with disabilities and their cares received little of no support from the service providers during the 5 months of the COVID 19 Pandemic with 4 Ministers responsible for Disabilities one wonders what are these Ministers and the Government doing >
With savings created by the failure of the State to provide Dy Care Services to people with ASD for over 150 days we now discover that the savings made by the failure to provide these services is t be used to plug a whole in the overall HSE budget as a result of Covid 19 .