10th November 2010
Launch of Reaching Out to Carers Innovation Fund
The Government wants carers to be able to maintain a life of their own alongside their caring responsibilities. It is keen to improve early identification of carers so that they can be supported in considering their various options and make informed choices about their lives. The Department of Health (DH) is therefore targeting a specific scheme at voluntary sector organisations in England who, in addition to their primary work with individuals with particular conditions, illnesses or with particular age groups, are also keen to support carers.
A full information pack and an application form for the fund are available on the DH website.
For any further information, please contact the Carers Strategy Team on 0207 972 4670.
Applications should be returned by 5pm on Wednesday 17 November 2010 to SCP-Carers@dh.gsi.gov.uk.