Breaks for carers

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Caring for another person can be fulfilling, exciting, enjoyable, but also exhausting and stressful. Carers tell us that they often cannot keep going on without a break.

If you need a break you may be able to find what you are looking for by visiting these sites:

You can also contact Carers Leeds advice line on 0113 380 4300 for help and advice.

Time for carers funding

Carers Leeds is delighted to announce that funds have been secured to continue providing Time for Carers grants in 2019. The Time for Carers fund provides grants for carers of up to £250 towards something that gives you a break from your caring role. For example:
– A holiday (with or without the person you care for), weekend break or day trip
– Complementary therapies, relaxation/wellbeing sessions or gym membership
– College course fees, books or equipment including laptop or tablet
– Social outings e.g. to attend a concert, the theatre, or cinema
– Driving lessons

To request an application form or to find out more please contact the Carers Advice Line on 0113 380 4300.

Who can apply for a Time for Carers Grant?
As a carer you must be providing regular care for a family member, close friend or neighbour who could not manage without the support that you give them. Any carer is eligible for a grant, it is not means tested. The person being cared for must live in Leeds.
All applications must be supported and verified by a professional such as a social worker, day centre support worker, a nurse, an occupational therapist, a physiotherapist, GP or other doctor but not a family member.

Please note if you have previously received a grant from this fund, new applications can be made every 3 years. If you have received a grant from this fund in the past and you have not returned receipts then you are unable to apply again.