‘£50 million Care Fund is a major Welsh Lib Dem achievement’ - Kirsty Williams

2014 Mai 20 5:18 PM

Details have been announced today of the £50m care fund that was established due to the Welsh Liberal Democrats negotiations with the Welsh Government.

The Intermediate Care Fund, set-up through the Welsh Government's negotiations with the Welsh Liberal Democrats and Plaid Cymru in October 2013, will invest in services that support older people, particularly the frail elderly, to maintain their independence and remain in their own home.

Projects that have been funded include:

AdLib ShootKirsty Williams, leader of the Welsh Liberal Democrats, said:

"Let us be absolutely clear: this investment wouldn't exist if it were not for the Welsh Liberal Democrats. We are using our influence to make a big difference to the lives of the people of Wales.

"This will go a long way in supporting independent living for those who need health, housing and social care. 

"We all know how our NHS is really struggling at the moment. Overworked staff are under an immense amount of pressure and many patients are not getting the proper treatment they deserve. This fund will alleviate some of the pressure our health service is under by keeping patients out of our A&E units and will reduce unplanned admissions.

"We are in no doubt that the Welsh Labour Government has catastrophically mismanaged our health system. However, that doesn't mean as an opposition we are going to sit back and do nothing. Instead we doing all we can to help ensure patients in Wales get the treatment that they deserve."

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