From April 2018, Leeds City Council and NHS Leeds Clinical Commissioning Groups will have funding available for carers groups. This will be administered by Carers Leeds.
The purpose of this grant is to help establish or maintain peer support groups that provide opportunities for mutual support for carers.
With a maximum of £300 available per group, up to 20 groups could be successfully awarded the grant, subject to approval and application process.
Who Can Apply? The group must meet either face to face, via social networking or other electronic media and should be comprised of at least 6 carers. Groups must be for unpaid carers who live in or care for someone living in Leeds. The group could provide carers with information and advice, trips and leisure activities, training/learning, and peer support.