Meeting basic needs with a Carers Trust grant
Every day our local carer services see carers who are increasingly faced with their own difficulties as well as those for the people they care for.
"I and the other members of the group, thoroughly enjoyed our day out. We would like to say a big ‘Thank You’ for making it possible for us."
Thanks to our generous and committed donors, including Pears Foundation, the Rank Group, National Garden Scheme and support from players of People’s Postcode Lottery, Carers Trust is able to provide grants to support individual carers to meet what are often basic needs. This might include working household goods, time to visit a GP or support with replacement care so that a carer can have a break.
We know that carers often struggle with loneliness and isolation with 40% of carers saying that they have not had a day off from caring for over a year. Having a break is fundamental to helping carers with their health and wellbeing.
To help tackle this, and thanks to a donation from the National Garden Scheme, our grant of £500 enabled a local Carers Trust service in Sussex to give a large group of carers a break when they took them on a trip to a relaxing garden.
If you would like to help more carers take a break, find out how to get involved.
Getting local support
If you are a carer you may be able to receive a grant as part of a package of support from your local Carers Trust Network Partner.
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Our story about the difference a Carers Trust grant makes, features in the spring 2020 edition of our supporter's magazine We Care.
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