Project information

Living to Care

Providing carers with a respite break that supports their health and well being.

June 2012 - June 2015

Charity information: ASNA

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  • Need

    Need

    The Living to Carer project aims to solve the following problems and aims to :
    Reduce the risk of social isolation experienced by carers
    Reduce the risk of mental and physical ill health of carers who are at risk of ill health due to missed appointments and delayed diagnosis of serious illnesses
    Increase access to information and resources often

    Solution

    By bringing carers together for peer support, carers will have a reduced sense of isolation and will feel that they are not alone.
    By creating a carers network and providing carers with resources and information to support their role as carers, carers are less stressed at understanding what facilities are available to support them reducing the risk of ill health through stress and lack of personal care.

  • Aims

    Aim 1

    Supporting unpaid carers looking after people with long term illness or disabilities

    Activities

    » Residential respite breaks for relaxation, peer support and spiritual support
    » Information and support workshops to improve and support health and well being
    » Telephone and face to face sign posting

    Carers will express the benefits of the project for their health and sense of well being


  • Impact

    Impact

    Carers will feel revived and re-energised to care. Their health and wellbeing will improve resulting in long term benefits to their health and welfare for themselves and those they care for.
    Carers will inform the charity about the effects of the project on their ability to care and the effects of those they care for through verbal and written feedback.

    Risk

    Funding sources. We have diversified the current sources of income and regularly monitor the fee we are recommending to attend ASNA Carers events. We are also diversifying the services provided for Carers that will help maintain the aims and objectives while working within the available resources.

    Reporting

    Regular annual reports and newsletters, updated website and other social media.

  • Budget

    Budget - Project Cost: £5,000

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      Amount Heading Description
      £2,500 carers workshop subsided cost for workshop leaders
      £2,500 Volunteer expenses Volunteer training and advice
  • Background

    Location

    Bedfordshire

    Beneficiaries

    55 carers

  • Why Us?

    Why Us?

    Experience, small user led, positive feedback

    Read more about the Charity running this project.

    People

    Mrs Anderson

    Carer cordinator

£100

subsidise the cost for accommodation, resources and attending workshops for carers

'I feel so rested after this weekend' 'Revived for another year' 'I have mad so many friends, I have learnt so much from everyone and the workshops

Family Carer