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CCGs handing out £280k to unpaid carers


14 April 2014

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Two clinical commissioning groups have started offering grants and opportunities to unpaid carers through charities. 
Voluntary and community organisations will be able to claim the two grants of £40,000 from Harrow CCG, to pass on to carers. 
And in East Lancashire more than £90,000 has already been handed out, with £110,000 still on offer. 

Two clinical commissioning groups have started offering grants and opportunities to unpaid carers through charities. 
Voluntary and community organisations will be able to claim the two grants of £40,000 from Harrow CCG, to pass on to carers. 
And in East Lancashire more than £90,000 has already been handed out, with £110,000 still on offer. 
The largest grant in East Lancashire, of £34,838, has been awarded to a charity which runs Singing for the Brain sessions, for people with dementia and their carers. 
Amol Kelshiker, chair of Harrow CCG said: “Harrow CCG has been working with carers to identify and provide more personalised support for their work.
“We want carers to have better support in their vital role by ensuring their health needs are met, respite is provided and short breaks are on offer.
“The carers’ grants offer a great opportunity for charities and the voluntary sector to put their ideas to help carers into practice.”

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