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Supplementary Question on End-of-Life Care and Marie Curie’s Daffodil Appeal

  27/02/2013   Joyce Watson: Beth y mae Llywodraeth Cymru yn ei wneud i gefnogi pobl â chyfrifoldebau gofalu. [What is the Welsh Government doing to support people with caring responsibilities.]    Gwenda Thomas (Deputy Minister for Children and Social Services): We have been working with the local health boards to finalise their carers information and consultation strategies under the Carers Strategies (Wales) Measure 2010. In April, we will publish our refreshed carers strategy for Wales, and we have also included new rights for carers in the Social Services and Well-being (Wales) Bill.     Joyce Watson: Thank you for that answer, Deputy Minister. I look forward to the refreshed carers strategy and the social services Bill, which will be a decisive step forward for carers’ rights in Wales. I do not need to tell you that one in eight people in Wales now have caring responsibilities, and that that figure is closer to a fifth among older people. So, with increased pressure on families and the Westminster Government limiting disability allowance, it is crucial that carers get the support that they need. What is the Welsh Government doing to identify and to offer support for hidden carers, namely Read more [...]