Carers support grant for carers in Wales
Carers Trust Wales is delighted to be working with Network Partners across Wales to deliver £1m of grants and services to support carers who are experiencing hardship this winter.
The scheme, funded by Welsh Government, will help to ensure that carers across Wales are able to access grants (up to a maximum of £300) to help with anything from paying utility bills to buying a washing machine.
The new grant scheme will be delivered through Network Partners of Carers Trust ensuring that carers in all parts of Wales can access emergency grants and services to ensure they stay safe, warm and connected this winter.
The purpose of the new fund is to ensure that unpaid carers across Wales can access additional financial support to help them in their caring role. The fund will work in line with the three Welsh Government Ministerial Priorities for Carers:
- Supporting life alongside caring
- Identifying and recognising carers
- Providing information, advice and assistance
Carers of all ages, including young carers, can now access the grant through their local Carers Trust Network Partner:
|Areas Delivering In||Network Partner||Contact Details||Webpage|
|Carers Trust North Wales Crossroads Care Services||01492 542212||http://www.nwcrossroads.org.uk/|
|Bridgend||Bridgend Carers Centre||01656 658479||http://www.bridgendcarers.co.uk/#home|
|Carers Trust Crossroads Sir Gar||01267 220046||https://www.carmarthenshirecarers.org.uk/|
|Swansea Carers Centre||01792 653344||http://www.swanseacarerscentre.org.uk/|
|NEWCIS||01352 752 525||https://www.newcis.org.uk/|
Rhondda Cynon Taff
Vale of Glamorgan
|Carers Trust South East Wales||01495 769996||https://www.ctsew.org.uk/|
|Credu Carers||01597 823 800||https://credu.cymru/|
|Carers Outreach Service||01248 370 797||http://carersoutreach.org.uk/index.html|
If there is more than one carer organisation providing support for your area, please choose just one to contact.
Through the grant, carers can be supported with a range of items that will help them and their families throughout the Winter period. This may include financial support towards the cost of food, household goods and bedding.
The grant scheme will not be able to cover:
- Costs associated with debt repayments
- Costs associated with the purchase of motor vehicles
- The maintenance of motor vehicles by non-certified providers
How long it will take to access a grant will depend on your local Network Partner, though collectively we do try and make decisions as quickly as possible. Please discuss your specific circumstances with your local Network Partner when you speak with them.