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#4000 Families Campaign

Carers Wales, Contact a Family Cymru and Learning Disability Wales are very concerned about the impact Welsh Governement cuts are having on the well being of low incomes families with disabled children across Wales. 

For the latest news on what happened in the debate on the 8th of March, please click the link below

#4000 Families Debate Reaction (March 2017)

Families with disabled children have higher costs and lower incomes than other families. For over forty years The Family Funds's main function has been to help redress this balance by distributing public money across the UK in the form of grants to families with sick and disabled children.

The administrations in Scotland, England and Northern Ireland have all maintained their financial commitment to low incomes families by supporting the Family Fund. However the Welsh Government has chosen to cut their contribution since 2016 by £5.5 million over 3 years.

The reality of this decision will be that 4000 low incomes families in Wales will only be able to apply to the fund once every four years rather than every year in England, Scotland and Northern Ireland.

There was an important debate in the Senedd on the 8th March where a vote to rexamine the decision to makes these cuts was narrowly defeated. Please see the earlier news article for more information.  

Carers Wales, Contact a Family and Learning Disability Wales are continuing to have discussions with Assembly Members across Wales to enforce the importance of the Family Fund and the need for additional funding for low income families across Wales. 

Carers Wales AM Briefing

Below are the two briefings Carers Wales has sent to all Welsh Assembly members on the #4000Families campaign.

#4000Families AM Briefing
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Second Briefing - Welsh Government Amendment

#4000Families AM briefing - Welsh Government amendment
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