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People living with disabilites, children and adults, are given a short break providing respite for carers and access to play and leisure for disabled people.
October 2017 - October 2018
Charity information: ASNA
Providing full time unpaid Carers with a respite break.
This project addressed the issue that Carers are more likely to suffer serious illness because of their caring challenges and because they find little time to carer for themselves. The issues of caring for Carers. Carers find little time to deal with their emotional, mental, physical and social well being. These connect breaks and health workshops help to address these issues.
Provide Carers with much needed essential respite
Activities» Residential breaks without those they care for
What success will look like
Evaluation and monitoring through interviews, surveys, post event group forums
Carers feel confident to change their lifestyle. Visible physical changes and emotional benefits. Carers will inform the project about how the event and programmes impact their physical well being. Social improvement will be demonstrated through the number of contacts that are sustained post the event and how many return to the project after a year.
Risks include poor take up of the project
These risks are dealt with by pre - individual contact during the year and contact post the event.
Funding is also a risk. The charity has fundraised specifically to help off set the cost for Carers to attend the event. Carers also contribute towards the cost enabling there to be some fund accumulated for future events.
Annual report and completing any donor report documentation in a timely manner.
Budget - Project Cost: £10,000Loading graph....
Amount Heading Description £1,500 Health Workshops Equipment Funds for health specialist to provide training £4,000 Accomodation Subsidy for 50 carers to attend the project £1,500 Support staff Volunteer supporter expenses £2,000 Finacial workshops Holding finance fair to support 50 carers £1,000 medical advice One to One advice for 50 carers
Current Funding / Pledges
Source Amount ASNA £2,000 Guaranteed
London and surrounding areas
Birmingham and surrounding area
Managing Carer projects for over 10 years
Read more about the Charity running this project.
Workshop support staff
I feel so refreshed after spending time at the Carers weekend!