Research has shown that regular access to short breaks can help carers continue to provide care for longer, offering time to themselves and the opportunity to recharge their batteries.
It is a small grant to enable carers to take short breaks from their caring responsibilities. The Carers Support Fund is administered by Carers Northumberland on behalf of Northumberland County Council. The amount received depends upon individual carer circumstances
The Fund is available to adult carers of adults (over 18s), who have been registered with Carers Northumberland for two months or longer.
The Fund must be spent on the carer, but can be used in whatever way offers the best break.
Sample uses of the Fund;
The Fund can be applied for once in a 12-month period. You must have returned your previous evaluation and receipts to apply again the next year