Carers Support Fund increased by a quarter of a million pounds

A further £250k has been announced to help unpaid carers in Wales cope with the financial pressures of the coronavirus pandemic.

Open to carers across Wales, the Carers Support Fund will see grants of up to £300 being made available for a range of essentials, including; food, household items such as furniture or white goods, or electronics such as a laptop for access to support and services.

There are around 55,300 people in Wales who receive a carer's allowance and recent research suggests that almost 40% of carers are worried about their financial situation.