‘Incredibly low’ number of carers offered needs assessment

Around half of those offered an assessment refused one, but 6,207 accepted.

But of those, only 1,823 received a package of support, representing only 0.5% of Welsh carers.

The Assembly’s health, care and sport committee has announced it is launching an inquiry to look at support and information available to carers.

It will look at the impact of the Social Services and Wellbeing Act including assessments of need, provision of support including respite care as well as the information collected by councils and health boards on carers and their needs. More