A Plaid Cymru MS said it is “not good enough” to expect unpaid carers to pick up the slack in the care system in Wales.
Peredur Owen Griffiths was speaking after news emerged that unpaid carers in Gwent have been told that support is being reduced that enables them to look after vulnerable people and their own well-being.
Carers UK called the situation – apparently caused by a lack of capacity in social care - “deeply concerning.”
“This is worrying news as it will place an extra, indefinite burden on unpaid carers,” said Peredur. “Many unpaid carers are already at the point of exhaustion without extra work being heaped on them. I will be looking to raise this matter as soon as the Senedd returns following the summer recess.”
He added: “This underlines the need to merge health and social care here in Wales. This is a key policy of Plaid Cymru as it would create a seamless service, free at the point of need.
“The current system is not working yet little is being done to solve the many issues within the system, leaving unpaid carers and the people cared for bearing the brunt of the various problems. This is not good enough.”
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