Funding for Carers' Projects 2017-18
Posted: Mon, 26 Feb 2018 11:49
Leicestershire County Council recognises the important role that carers undertake. We want to ensure that carers are able to undertake their caring roles safely and confidently, whilst maintaining their own health and wellbeing. It is therefore vitally important that carers have access to appropriate information, advice and support to enable them to cope with their caring duties.
An opportunity has presented itself through the Council's Adults & Communities Department, to enhance the ability of community organisations in Leicestershire to provide support to carers. Following discussion with existing carers and carers support organisations across the County, the Council has agreed to provide additional investment for carers' projects. This additional funding will be administered through the existing SHIRE Community Grants programme, to enable more community-based support to be provided to carers.
A maximum one-off grant of £5,000 is therefore available through the existing SHIRE Grants application process, for community projects in the 2017-18 financial year, which can deliver activities to support carers with the following:
- to feel less isolated and better supported
- to enable them to continue to undertake caring responsibilities
- to have a life outside of caring
- to reduce incidences of carer breakdown
- to enable carers to have a break from their caring responsibilities
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