Carers Assessments

All carers are entitled to an assessment of their needs, this is quite separate from the assessment of the person they care for.
Further information here

Carers Personal Budgets

Carers Network can help you to make an application for the Carers Personal Budget.
Further information here

Carers Break Scheme No Longer Available

This is the grant towards a break or an item that used to be available every 2 years. These weren’t included in the specification for the new service and we have now been informed by the City of Westminster Council that funds will not be available for the Carers Break Scheme.
If you need financial support in your caring role please get in touch and we will do our best to help you.
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:

Support Groups and Drop-ins for Westminster Carers

Carers Network is committed to encouraging carers to gain confidence, make their own choices and support each other. Our vision is to support carers to support each other and lead their own groups. This way we ‘create’ a larger number of social meetings and events, reaching an increased number of carers and empower carers to peer support.

The new timetable of support groups for Westminster carers is currently being finalised.

Please watch this space for more information.

Visit the Carers Network calendar here 

End of Life Carers Project

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Carers Network’s End of Life Carers Project is a 3 year project funded by the City Bridge Trust. It provides specialist services for carers aged over 65 looking after someone approaching the end of their life.

Further information here

Former Carers Project

Carers Network’s Former Carers Project will support people whose caring role has come to an end.  It is set up specifically to provide advice, guidance and support to former unpaid carers as they explore the viable options available to them after their caring role has ended.

Find out more information here