Launch of the second round of the Social Prescribing targeted grant fund

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Launch of the second round of the Social Prescribing targeted grant fund

The priority for this round is support to carers. The deadline for applications is 5pm on Tuesday 29 May 2018

Carers are people who support other people, often a family member, and often in their own home, who need support and assistance due to illness, disability, advancing age or life-limiting conditions. Carers themselves need support, ranging from information and advice on their rights, to practical help and support for their own well-being.

In this round, applications are sought for activities and services that focus on supporting carers, and that meet the following outcomes:

  • maintenance of independence through access to advice, information and resources to help them in their caring role.
  • avoiding the breakdown of care resulting in hospital or residential admissions
  • maintaining carers’ wellbeing such as access to social and healthy activities, support for their mental health, and to reduce isolation.

Applications are welcome for projects focused on carers supporting people with specific conditions or disabilities, or more general projects addressing issues faced by carers, as well as projects focused on carers’ own physical, emotional or other welfare needs. Projects may provide support to carers, or may be peer led or focus on developing peer led support by and for carers.

Details and application materials can be found on the Forum website here. A briefing and networking session for potential applicants will be held in early May.

Please share this information widely with any individuals or organisations who you think this funding would be benficial.