Friday 20 October 2017

There is no excuse for harsh cut in care grant

NONE of the Government's Budget choices was easy.

But the reduction in the annual respite care grant from €1,700 to €1,375 for each person receiving care is indefensible.

The grant is typically used by carers to take a much-needed break from their round-the-clock duties of looking after incapacitated family members.

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