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
Just bear in mind that applications to the fund are not guaranteed so please don’t commit yourself in advance to any arrangement.
Contact us and we’ll get you started on an application. We aim to give you a decision within 6-8 weeks of getting your application.