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Grants for carers

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Caring can be all consuming, but it’s important too for you to take a break. Having a chance to ‘recharge your batteries’ helps both you and the person you look after.  This can be time out to have a coffee, gardening, joining a local or online group, audio books, music or leisure membership, concert tickets, hobby equipment, massages, weekend away or a holiday – see more ideas here.

Carers Link may also be able to help or signpost you to grants for other situations for example counselling, school/university costs, unexpected replacement of household appliances, repairs or bills.  If you are looking for help with this please complete the grant enquiry form and we will get back to you as quickly as possible.

  • Talk to us Email or phone the office and we will be in touch with you to explore what would work best for you and apply for grants that may be able to help you financially.  This can be done by phone or face to face.
  • Apply direct  If you know how you want to take your break, you can complete the application form online or get a paper form sent out to you. We may be in touch with you to discuss your application further.
  •  If you are looking for help with other costs, complete a grant  enquiry form to tell us a bit about your situation and we will be in touch to discuss further and see if we can help.

Please note if applying for a break, there is an upper limit of around £200 – £300 for individual/couple’s breaks and £300 – £400 for family breaks away.  We may, however, in extreme circumstances, be able to consider a slightly higher amount for individual or family requests.

Please read the grant guidance before completing the application form.

We are normally open Monday to Friday from 8.30am to 5.00 pm, but appointments (by phone, in person or online) out with these hours can be arranged. During evenings and weekends, if you or someone you know requires urgent social work support, please call 0800 811 505.