As a carer registered with us, you may be eligible to apply for a grant from our Carer Health and Wellbeing Fund. We will help identify any concerns you have about your caring role, your goals, and how we may be able to help you achieve these.
The money from the fund can be used flexibly on purposes which would enhance a carer’s health and/or wellbeing; for instance carers have previously used the money such as gym or swimming sessions, breaks away, massage and de-stressing therapies. If you identify a purpose that we can’t consider from the fund, our support workers will try to suggest other possible sources of funding that you could apply to. As there is limited funding, we may not be able to consider the whole cost of what you are asking for, but will try and make a contribution when we can, subject to demands on the fund.
Carers have previously used the money for purposes such as:
A short break away without the person you’re caring for
A pamper break