Carers’ Cash Grants

The Southern Health and Social Care Trust has a ring fenced budget of £20,000 each year to provide support to carers who are experiencing high levels of stress due to their caring role. A carer of someone who receives services from the Memory Service (dementia), services for older people, Children with Disabilities, Family and Child Care, Autism, and Adults with Physical and Sensory Disability Teams may be eligible for a Carers Cash Grant as one of the potential outcomes of a Carers Assessment.

In addition to the generic budget for cash grants the Mental Health Division and Adult Learning Disability Teams have ring fenced budgets to provide cash grants for carers of those who use their services.

Further information

Cash grants are awarded in specific cases as an outcome of the CARER’S ASSESSMENT.  Contact the Trust’s Carer Coordinator at Tel: 028 3083 4252  Email: carers.coordinator@southerntrust.hscni.net