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Reaching carers from diverse Middlesbrough communities

In support of the outcomes in the Middlesbrough Carers Strategy, funding is currently being made available to reach hidden carers from diverse communities within Middlesbrough.

A one-off grants programme will consider time limited pieces of work to assist with gathering intelligence about and/or identify and support carers not currently known to mainstream services. This will help its understanding on how best to engage with BAME, hidden and other disadvantaged / seldom heard carer groups. Local organisations in contact with carers are being asked to work together and put forward collaborative joint bids in relation to how they aim to identify and work with these carer groups. Grants of up to £10,000 are available.

The bids should focus on one or more of the following communities living in Middlesbrough:
• Asylum seekers
• Afro Caribbean
• Chinese
• Kurdish
• Polish
• Romanian
• Somali
• Travellers
• Parent carers
• Carers of people with hidden disabilities
• Male carers
• Deaf and hard of hearing carers
• Blind and visually impaired carers

Deadline Monday 5 November 2018 (12 noon)

How to apply

Download guidelines

Download application form

If you need any help in completing the application form, contact John Atkinson on 01642 955670

Find out more

All potential applicants are invited to attend an information session, which will cover:
• Background to the Middlesbrough Carers Strategic Partnership and Middlesbrough Carers Strategy
• Aim and purpose of the grant
• Collaboration and partnership working
• Completing the application form
• Monitoring requirements and potential case studies

Information sessions will take place on Wednesday 17 October and Tuesday 23 October 12-2pm

For more information contact Craig Duerden on 01642 357855.

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