We (Carers Funds Team and Parent Carer Team) have been working in partnership with Val Evans (West Sussex Parent Carer Forum) to review the Parent Carer part of the CHWBF. In a desire to simplify and clarify for parents and our own staff and volunteers, there will be changes implemented form April 1st 2020.
You will receive detailed information ahead of April. I am sure you will welcome the changes to come as they will smooth out some of the differences that parent carers currently experience when applying for CHWBF.
• From 1st April 2020, applications will only need to go to panel by exception.
• All other applications will be processed by CSWS Carer Funds team in conjunction with a support plan and to ensure there is a health and wellbeing outcome for the carer.
• CSWS will provide WSPCF with quarterly data on spend, demographics, number of applicants etc.
• Forms and processes are being reviewed in line with these changes and information will be sent out in due course.
Just a reminder that nothing is changing til April 1st so please continue as we are now until advised otherwise.
Many thanks from all in the Parent Carer and Carer Funds teams.