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  • Caring for the Carer Fund

    Created: 01/12/2020

    The Caring for the Carer Fund has been launched by the Life Changes Trust in recognition of the immense pressure that the COVID-19 outbreak, and associated restrictive measures, have placed on the unpaid carers of people living with dementia. It is aimed at supporting the wellbeing of unpaid carers during this time and focuses on the following:

    • coping with social distancing and isolation;
    • improving/maintaining mental health; and
    • improving/maintaining physical wellbeing and health.

    Who can apply?

    You are eligible to apply for this fund if you live in Scotland and care for someone living with dementia for more than four hours a week, and are not paid for doing so.

    What can I apply for?

    The maximum grant you can apply for is £1,000. This fund is aimed at supporting carers to cope with the current pressures and restrictions and to look after their overall wellbeing.Therefore, you can apply for anything that you believe will support you in the coming months. Examples of this include:

    • purchase or replacement of an item that helps you in the home;
    • technology to aid communication;
    • gym/exercise equipment;
    • hobby materials to pursue a pastime such as art or music;
    • subscriptions to a TV streaming service, website or magazine;
    • counselling;
    • a short break; and
    • something that helps you make better use of your garden or other outside space.

    To apply for the fund, click here. Please e-mail [email protected] or call on 0141 212 9600 if you need any assistance to apply for a grant. The deadline for applications is 17:00 on Friday 22 January 2021.

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