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November 27, 2020

The ‘Caring for the Carer Fund’ has been launched by the Life Changes Trust in recognition of the immense pressure that the COVID-19 (coronavirus) outbreak

The ‘Caring for the Carer Fund’ has been launched by the Life Changes Trust in recognition of the immense pressure that the COVID-19 (coronavirus) outbreak, and associated restrictive measures, have placed on the unpaid carers of people living with dementia. It is aimed at supporting the wellbeing of unpaid carers during this time and focuses on the following:

·       Coping with social distancing and isolation

·       Improving/maintaining mental health

·       Improving/maintaining physical wellbeing and health

 

You are eligible to apply for this funding if you live in Scotland and care for someone living with dementia for more than four hours a week, and are not paid for doing so.

 

The deadline for applications is 5pm on Friday 22 January 2021.Here are some examples of what you could apply for:

·       purchase or replacement of an item that helps you in the home

·       technology to aid communication

·       gym/exercise equipment

·       hobby materials to pursue a pastime such as art or music

·       subscriptions to a TV streaming service, website or magazine

·       counselling

·       a short break

·       something that helps you make better use of your garden or other outside space

 

The maximum grant you can apply for is £1,000. 

You can download the guidance for applying and the application form here

 

Please read the guidance thoroughly before applying and more information can be found on the Life Changes Trust website below:

 

https://www.lifechangestrust.org.uk/funding-opportunities

November 23, 2020

AGM 2nd Dec 2020 at 2pm

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November 23, 2020

EDG Annual Report 2019-2020 and AGM Zoom Link

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November 23, 2020

We're delighted that Alexander Warren has won the Social Innovation Award at this year's SCLD awards. Congratulations Alexander! You deserve it for all your hard work on inspiring people to live their dreams.  To find out more about Alexander's work and why he got the award, visit the link below.

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