February 12, 2021
Gildernew calls on Health Minister to make COVID payment to carers

Sinn Féin MLA Colm Gildernew has said the Health Minister needs to act to make sure the one-off COVID support payment is given to unpaid carers. 

Colm Gildernew said: 

“Carers have played a fantastic role in our society looking after some of those most in need in very challenging circumstances during this pandemic. 

“It is regrettable that the Department of Health waited for so long before looking at supporting unpaid / informal  carers, and even ended up giving money back because it wasn’t spent.

“It is only right that they should be recognised with a one-off payment for their efforts, particularly as many of them are struggling financially themselves. 

“The Health Minister has said he is looking at a payment but carers are looking for it. Robin Swann needs to act now and deliver this payment and get the money into the pockets of those who need it most.”

Follow us online

Latest Tweets

Sinn Féin MP John Finucane has said the announcement of £36 million funding will help continue to develop local football.



Fianna Fáil and Fine Gael have voted AGAINST Sinn Féin's plan to deliver Affordable Housing. ❌

These parties created the affordable housing crisis and they cannot fix it. We need a change of government and a change in housing policy.

On June 7th - Vótáil Sinn Féin! #LE24 #EE24

"It's the most damning critique of successive Government's failures in housing that I've ever read" – @EOBroin

Sinn Féin will fix the housing crisis with the biggest social & affordable building programme in the history of the State. Homes will be affordable for ordinary people

Load More