Carers Break Scheme and Carers Small Grants

Carers Break Scheme and Carers Small Grants No Longer Available

These are the grants towards a break or an item that used to be available every 2 years (Carers Break Scheme in Westminster and Carers Small Grant in Hammersmith & Fulham).

These weren’t included in the specification for the new service and we have now been informed by the City of Westminster Council and the London Borough of Hammersmith & Fulham Council that funds will not be available for the Carers Break Scheme and Carers Small Grants this year.

If you need financial support in your caring role please get in touch and we will do our best to help you.
Tel: 020 8960 3033
email: info@carers-network.org.uk

You may be eligible for a Carers Personal Budget (depending on your needs in a Carers Assessment), or there may be other ways we can help.

You could also check out the turn2us benefits calculator and grants search tool here:

Working for Carers: Hammersmith & Fulham

Looking for help to get into work?

The Working for Carers project is funded by the Big Lottery and the European Social Fund to support carers to move into employment, education and volunteering.

The programme will cover 32 London boroughs, of these, Harrow Carers will work with unpaid carers, aged 25 or over, living in the boroughs of Hammersmith & Fulham, Brent, Barnet, Ealing, Enfield, Harrow,
Haringey, Hillingdon, Hounslow, who are unemployed or economically inactive or a student, with proof of right to remain and work in UK.

The support provided will include getting one-to-one support from a Personal Advisor, group work, workshops and employer engagement to enable you to meet your aspirations and goals.

If you are interested in finding out more, please contact the Working for Carers team directly on 020 8868 5224 / email: workingforcarers@harrowcarers.org
web: www.harrowcarers.org/working-for-carers/

Alternatively, please contact you Carers Network Support Worker by calling 020 7386 9417 or emailing info@carers-network.org.uk and ask them to refer you.

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Mental Health Awareness Event

Mental Health Awareness Event for Kensington and Chelsea and Queen’s Park and Paddington residents

Wednesday 26 April, 12pm – 4.30pm at Tabernacle W11 2AY


H&F Carers Forum

The next H&F Carers Forum will be on Friday 28/04/2017, 1.30pm – 3.30pm at Bishop Creighton House, Lillie Road, London, SW6 7PH

There will be a guest speaker Nadia Taylor, who is a Carers Network Trustee leading on seeking carer feedback and returning to update members, along with an update on Carers services in Hammersmith & Fulham by Lydia Hodges, Carers Network’s Head of Services.

The upcoming agenda can be downloaded here.

The minutes from the H&F Carers Forum held on 27 January 2017 can be downloaded here.

Home Care information as requested by members can be downloaded here.


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State of Caring Survey 2017

Finding out the truth about carers’ lives.

Share your experience of what it’s like being a Carer in 2017.

Through the evidence Carers UK gather from their State of Caring survey they can push for change.

In the biggest survey of its kind of carers in the UK, the data they collect paints a real picture of the life carers lead.

You can complete the survey here


Energy Best Deal Workshop

Are you paying more than you need to for your energy bills?

It is now easier than ever to choose the best energy deal.

Come to the FREE workshop on Thurs 27 April 2017, 10.30am – 12pm at Bishop Creighton House, 374 – 380 Lillie Road, SW6 7PH.

The Recovery & Wellbeing College Courses

The Recovery & Wellbeing College Summer 2017 Timetable can be downloaded here.

The college builds on the national drive to create a society where people with mental health difficulties have access to the same opportunities in life as everyone else.

Their students are encouraged to be active in their own self-care and wellbeing, learn how to counteract and manage their conditions, and, equip themselves with the tools to live a happy and fulfilling life.

To book onto courses, please complete the enrolment form that can be downloaded here and return this form to recoverycollege.cnwl@nhs.net.