Information straight from the Swansea Carers Centre below –
Swansea Carers Centre is working with Carers Trust Wales and Welsh Government to deliver grants to support carers who are experiencing hardship this winter. The scheme, funded by Welsh Government, will help to ensure that carers in Swansea are able to access financial support (up to a maximum of £300). Swansea Carers Centre are providing a service that will help carers through the application process.
Step One: To manage demand, there will be a waiting list for carers. To add your name to this list, contact the numbers below. Staff will be on hand to take your contact details and add you to the waiting list.
Step Two: You will receive a call back from a member of staff within 5 days who will complete the grant application with you over the phone.
Step Three: All grant applications will go to a decision making panel.
Step Four: The panel will meet regularly to review applications. Please do not ring us to find out their decision- you will be contacted soon after the panel have met.
Grants awarded this year (up to the value of £300) will be given in the form of vouchers. These vouchers will be redeemable at local supermarkets or if you are requesting white goods, we have Argos or Currys vouchers. The member of staff filling in your application will discuss this with you.
We cannot guarantee that you will recive your voucher before Christmas. Whilst we will endeavor to process your vouchers as quickly as we can, we cannot guarantee this. Funding permitting these grants will be available until March 2022.
We are delighted to be part of this prcess once again; helping carers access extra financial support. We know from last year that there will be a high demand for the grants, but we assure you everyone on the waiting list will be contacted.
Waiting list phone lines 07903 476899 or 07903 476896. Monday – Friday between 4pm-8pm.
Please note that the hours may be different over the Festive period. This funding is hope to last until March 2022 so there is still time to get in touch after New Year.