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We have received a one-off grant from the Scottish Government, administered via Shared Care Scotland, to support unpaid carers who are experiencing financial hardship due to the ongoing impact of Covid-19 and the pressures of their caring role. This has enabled us to launch a new, time-limited Carer Recovery Fund (March and April 2022).
The fund is designed to help carers take practical steps to improve their caring situation. We can make awards of up to £500 per caring situation/ household to cover expenses such as:
- Sitter services or replacement care, including childcare, especially where this will enable carers to access services or attend appointments for themselves
- Costs of setting up Power of Attorney
- Purchase of specialist equipment or household equipment, including white goods
- Support to cope with their caring role, including access to complementary therapies and leisure opportunities
- Food or fuel costs
Please apply as soon as possible as timescales are very tight.
The final deadline for applications is Monday 11th April 2022.
If you have any questions or need paper copies of the application documents, please call us on 0131 665 0135, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or speak to your Carer Support Worker