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Offaly Based Group Says Carers Will Be Worse Off Following Budget

That's despite a €150 boost in the support grant.

Family carers will end up worse off after yesterday's budget.

The Tullamore-based Family Carers Irelands says they welcome the 150 euro boost in the Carer's Support Grant - however, that's only available to full-time carers who meet certain criteria.

Furthermore, the increase in Carbon Tax cancels that out, leaving carers with no extra money in their pockets.

Head of Communications, Catherine Cox says while they welcome the extra funding for disability services, it's not enough for the thousands of struggling carers:

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