Carers Grants

Carers Small Grants Scheme

Carers Grants provide financial support to individual carers of all ages via its four different grant funds. The service is funded by the Health Board and run by Carers Trust South East Wales (CTSEW).

As an unpaid carer you can apply under one of the following four categories:

Essentials

Up to £300 towards items such as fridges, freezers, washing machines.

Time out 

Up to £500 - There are two options for time out, Time out at home and Time out away.

Time out at home can be used to apply for grants for items such as - garden furniture allowing Carers to utilise their gardens for respite, picnic hampers, trampolines,12 month Netflix subscription, 12 month Audible subscription, artist supplies, online exercise classes etc. Whatever the gives the Carer ‘me time’ at home.

Time out away is supplied via e-gift vouchers that can be purchased online only. Time out away could include items such as experience days, national trust membership, merlin passes, RSPB membership, hotel stays and spa days where gift vouchers can be purchased online by CTSEW for the carer to book themselves.

Access

Up to £500 towards the cost of driving lessons or other forms of transport that would benefit them in their caring role.

Skills

Up to £500 - Carers can apply for grants of up to £500 to enable them to learn new skills that will assist them in their caring role, help them to return to work or enable them to have a new interest outside their caring role.

You can find out more and apply for a carers grant on the Care Collective website.

Last Modified: 22/11/2022
For more information contact:

Call Torfaen

Tel: 01495 762200

Email: social.services@torfaen.gov.uk

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