Project information

Carer Support

To improve the lives of CARERS and FAMILY MEMBERS of people living with the long term effects of acquired brain injury by operating a community outreach service providing information, advice, guidance and signposting

1 year to set up

Charity information: Headway Portsmouth and South East Hants

Headway Portsmouth and South East Hants logo
  • Need

    Need

    Carers have told us that they feel isolated and find it difficult to obtain relevant information and advice, often being signposted to the wrong organisations for support

    Solution

    Our Carers outreach service will provide support, advice, information and effective signposting.

    We also seek to reduce social and geographical isolation experienced by Carers

  • Aims

    Aim 1

    We aim to provide a community outreach service

    Activities

    » Provide a scheduled drop-in service
    » Provide training support activities
    » Provide information, advice and guidance
    » Provide effective signposting to and from partner organisations

    Success will be operating an outreach in the Portsmouth area


  • Impact

    Impact

    The project will support social inclusion for Carers

    Risk

    Over subscription - lack of space

    our aim is to identify a building that will support the growth of our carers project

    Reporting

    We will report through newsletters; our website and individually

  • Budget

    Budget - Project Cost: £6,750

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      Amount Heading Description
      £3,500 Outreach rental for first year
      £1,000 Leaflets Communicate the service
      £1,250 Team Assistant Facilitation
      £1,000 Admin and handouts postage; books and editorials on Brain injury and cognitive therapy
  • Background

    Location

    South East Hampshire - initally within 10 mile radius of Portsmouth

    Beneficiaries

    Carers and family members of people with brain injury currently residing in the South East Hants area

  • Why Us?

    Why Us?

    Headway is the only charity in the area that directly supports adults who have acquired brain injury.

    Read more about the Charity running this project.

    People

    Outreach Coordinator

    To facilitate community outreach and training sessions for Carers To provide a route for Carers to access information and guidance

£100

Will provide a respite pamper day for a carer