Commenting, Welsh Conservative and Shadow Social Services Minister Gareth Davies MS said:
“The Welsh Conservatives have long argued that despite is one of the things unpaid carers value most so moves to make that more achievable for them should be welcomed.
“However, the Labour Government’s actions fall far short of a right to respite and the free access to training, support, and carer assessments that we had in our manifesto.
“Let’s not forget either than the £9m announced split between Wales’ 400,000 unpaid carers leaves just over twenty quid per person – and although the scheme is designed to target those on lower incomes, most carers, given they are unpaid, will likely fall in that bracket.
“I am glad Labour ministers are getting the message that their approach to carers is too short-sighted, but we remain commitment to introducing a scheme for young carers to provide them with free bus travel and grants to access education, training, and employment.”