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Carers Grants

July 28 2014
Carers In Bedfordshire, Bedford, United Kingdom

Carers in Bedfordshire – Adult Carers Grant and Young Carers Grant

What is an Adult Carers Grant?

Carers in Bedfordshire have been given funding by NHS Bedfordshire Clinical Commissioning Group to enable informal carers aged 18 years and over to access a grant to fund a break, activity, service, training or course. Carers in Bedfordshire offer 2 Adult Grants, ‘Health and Wellbeing Grant’ and the ‘Training Grant’.

Carers can apply for a maximum of £200 from the Health and Wellbeing Grant OR a maximum of £350 from the Training Grant.

The aim of these grants is to help to improve the carers health and wellbeing and to give them a break from their caring role. The Training Grant also aims to help carers to access a course/training to gain new skills that would create positive health and wellbeing through confidence building and knowledge or to help them to gain qualifications to access the job market.

What is a Young Carers Grant?

Carers in Bedfordshire have been given funding by NHS Bedfordshire Clinical Commissioning Group to support young carers aged 4-17 years old whose health or wellbeing is affected by their caring role. The grant offers young carers the opportunity to take a break, or access an activity, which will help to improve their health or wellbeing.

Young carers can apply for a maximum of £200.

Please see below for the Criteria and Grant Forms.

Criteria for Adult Carers Grants

Criteria for Young Carers Grants

Adult Carers Grant Application Form

Young Carers Grant Application Form

Once completed, please return the application form to:

Suite K, Sandland Court, Pilgrim Centre, Brickhill Drive, Bedford, MK41 7PZ

If we receive your application before the 20th of the month, it will be considered at that month’s panel meeting. If received after the 20th, your application will be considered at the following month’s panel.

You will be informed of the panel’s decision soon after these dates either by post or email.

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