Carers Break Fund

Share your ideas about the practical side of caring.
This is very interesting! I've been a carer for 17 years and I never knew there was anything available like this! We've just managed to get along with carers allowance and the Mrs disability money. Who would you recommend to ask about whats available?
Jim
Hi Jim, info is available at the local Carers Centre.
Social services can let you know what they can offer by way of financial help and what the pay-off is (usually anything from them comes with some strings attached!) Image but you never know!

marie x
Thanks for that Marie, I'll go and see them and try and find a few things out.
Jim
This link is for the Staffordshire carers project:

http://www.carersinformation.org.uk/

No mention of a local grant but there may be other ways of getting help - I only had a very quick look!
Thanks for that Charles