Respite care grant cuts 'modest', says Rabbitte | Irish Examiner
Pat Rabbitte has today refused to deal with SF calls for a reversal of the cut to respite care grants, which he has described as "modest". The cut was 20%.
Earlier in the Dail he had commented that “Everybody had to contribute something”.
The 325 euro cut is one of the most regressive cuts of the budget.
The Carers association said:
The role of the family carer, while rewarding can also prove to be very stressful, which may take its toll on the physical and emotional well-being of the carer.
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