Tonight’s Federal Budget announcement that the Government will be investing $33.7m over 4 years in an Integrated Plan for Carer Support Services (IPCSS) for Australia’s family and friend carers promises to bring with it a range of benefits to the 2.7 million Australians who provide care to one or more people with disability, a chronic health condition, a mental illness or disorder, a terminal illness, or who are frail aged.