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Caring For The Carer

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Caring For The Carer

Caring For The Carer

The Carers Centre By The Carers Centre

We want to offer unpaid family carers the opportunity to help and support their mental health during this pandemic, by joining us for a series of virtual training sessions.

Leicester Delivery stage

pledged of £9,746

Sorry this project was unsuccessful, we did not reach our fundraising goal.

The virtual training sessions came from the carers showing a demand for them, after we have seen an increased contact of over 500 carers across 8 weeks. The need is for training that will support carers to carry on their caring role and improve their mental health at this time. Carers are facing a lonely and uncertain time, with all the caring responsibilities landing on their shoulders. For many it is 24/7 with no break, which can lead to isolation and discrimination. We want to find a way to reach out and support them. No one should feel lonely, scared and unable to cope. The sessions will be interactive and carer driven, including first aid, carers rights, moving and handling, planning for an emergency, relaxation, as well as one to one sessions which can include benefit checks. Within all of the sessions there will be a sense of community and being cared about. This may all sound very serious, and it is, but we’ll bring humour in, because laughter is the best therapy

What we'll deliver:

  • We will run 12 sessions
  • Each session is for approximately 18 carers

Why it's a great idea:

The benefits will include 1. Reduced isolation and having a sense of belonging and not being the only one 2. Decrease of stress and worry 3. Improved knowledge and understanding on what they can and cannot do 4. A sense of self worth, self confidence and self esteem 5. Improved mental health 6. An ability to carry on caring, which will take some strain off the health and social care system 7. Feeling less discriminated against from other services, and they have found the support they need

Steps to get it done:

  • We’ll purchase the tablets and cases
  • Set a plan on when we want to deliver the sessions and book the workers
  • Start publicity
  • Book carers on the sessions
  • Run the sessions and evaluate them


Location Leicester

About the space

Custom Location


Leicester City Council

How will the money be spent?Total £9,745

Core costs - £4,000 (41%)
Tablet/kindle - £1,200 (12%)
Support worker - £801 (8%)
Project coordinator - £720 (7%)
Management - £600 (6%)
Session leaders - £580 (6%)
Tablets - £300 (3%)
Tablet cases - £200 (2%)
Volunteer hours - £164 (2%)
Training resource packs - £144 (1%)
Other - £1,036 (11%)

Costs Breakdown

This shows how money raised for the project will be spent. These costs have been confirmed by the project's Delivery Manager and verified.

Core costs
Support worker
Project coordinator
Session leaders
Tablet cases
Volunteer hours
Training resource packs
Other Read More
  • Spacehive fees
  • Transaction Fees
  • VAT
  • Postage for tablets
  • Postage for packs


This project is enabled for overfunding. If the project hits its funding goal before the end of the campaign period, any extra funds raised will be spent (in order of priority) on:

  • Provide more sessions
  • Offer the sessions to more carers

Total £9,745

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