We know that the pandemic has created challenges for everyone, but this is especially the case for people who are providing unpaid care for their loved ones, family or friends. The County Council works with a network of voluntary organisations who can offer friendly, expert advice and practical support.
One-off grants are available to help unpaid carers of vulnerable adults after funding to support infection control has been extended by central government. The Council is working with Andover Mind, Carers Together and The Princess Royal Trust for Carers to prioritise this support.
The money is designed to address the individual carer’s needs and to reduce the risk of infection; for example, financial help with technology, equipment or personal care. It is open to anyone providing regular, unpaid care to an adult who lives in the Hampshire County Council area, including young carers (under 18) providing care to an adult.
The scheme has now been extended until the end of March 2022 (or until funds are used). There is a limited pot of money now available and it will be allocated on a ‘first-come, first-served’ basis. Anyone who has already received a one-off grant is not eligible for further funding. To read more, click here.