Involve Carers Awarded Community Grant of £500

Published: 22/05/2019

We are pleased to announce that Involve Carers have recently been awarded our Community Grant of £500 on 9th August.   Involve Carers a service within Involve Kent, a registered charity. Commissioned by KCC to provide the Carers’ Assessment and Support Service, to unpaid Carers in the Maidstone and Malling area who provide support to a family member or friend who could not manage without their help.

We are pleased to announce that Involve Carers have recently been awarded our Community Grant of £500 on 9th August.
 
Involve Carers a service within Involve Kent, a registered charity. Commissioned by KCC to provide the Carers’ Assessment and Support Service, to unpaid Carers in the Maidstone and Malling area who provide support to a family member or friend who could not manage without their help.
 
The range of services include information, emotional and practical support, training, activities, Free Kent Carers Emergency Card and a Carers Assessment and Support plan to meet needs identified.
 
Involve Carers work closely with other voluntary sector organisations, Kent County Council, and the NHS to ensure the best outcomes for Carers. They can be contacted on 01622 685 276
 
The grant of £500 will enable Involve Carers to continue delivering their 'Connecting Carers' service, running weekly drop in coffee and chat services along with one off events such as cream teas that provide a much needed break for carers.
 
Barbara Hagan, Manager said:
We are delighted and very excited to have been awarded this grant by Bluebird Care Maidstone. This will enable Involve Carers to continue to successfully bring Carers together to enjoy themselves, have a break from their caring role, build new friendships and gain valuable peer support from each other
Since we opened in 2010, we have been working hard to support other organisations across Maidstone, as well as providing a daily care service to local people.
 
About the Bluebird Care Community Grant, Jade Care Manager at Bluebird Care Maidstone explained that:
The work that Involve Carers do is fantastic and very much valued by our local community. It is because of the valuable job that many unpaid carers in Maidstone do each day we chose to nominate Involve Carers. 

We regularly meet family carers through the work that we do at Bluebird Care and know how much the work Involve Carers do makes a difference. I am delighted to award this grant to such a worthwhile cause.