The deadline for the second round is 5pm on the 29th of May 2018.
Carers are people who support other people, often a family member, and often in their own home, who need support and assistance due to illness, disability, advancing age or life-limiting conditions. Carers themselves need support, ranging from information and advice on their rights, to practical help and support for their own wellbeing.
In this round, applications are sought for activities and services that focus on supporting carers, and that meet the following outcomes:
- maintenance of independence through access to advice, information and resources to help them in their caring role.
- avoiding the breakdown of care resulting in hospital or residential admissions
- maintaining carers’ wellbeing such as access to social and healthy activities, support for their mental health, and to reduce isolation.
Applications are welcome for projects focused on carers supporting people with specific conditions or disabilities, or more general projects addressing issues faced by carers, as well as projects focused on carers’ own physical, emotional or other welfare needs. Projects may provide support to carers, or may be peer led or focus on developing peer led support by and for carers.
Connect Well Hull is the new ‘social prescribing’ service for people who live in Hull or are registered with a GP (doctor) in Hull. The service is delivered in partnership by Citizens Advice Hull & East Riding and North Bank Forum. It helps people to access support and guidance on a range of issues, including linking people with community services and advice on money, benefits or housing problems.
The programme was commissioned by NHS Hull Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) and Hull City Council. In addition to providing advice and support, the service will help to identify gaps in services across the city.
To help address these gaps, commissioners are making a further investment in health and wellbeing outcomes through a targeted grant fund over the next three years.
Support and Information
For further information, please see the accompanying application form and guidance which contains information about who is eligible to apply.
A briefing and networking session will take place in early May, providing potential applicants with an opportunity to find out more about the fund, the Connect Well service and how to apply as well as a chance to network with other potential applicants to discuss gaps and ideas. Please email Jane Thompson to express your interest in attending.
Details will be confirmed subject to numbers.
Applications will be assessed by a panel that includes representatives from NHS Hull CCG and Hull City Council.
Jane Thompson, Grants Officer
Tel: 01482 499035