We delighted that you are considering supporting Carers Centre
Whether you are an individual or a group you will find the information you need using the links on the following pages:
How your gift will help
Projects and services which your gift will support include:
- Potential to provide an increased level of benefits and financial advice to carers struggling to cope with reduced income
- Events, days out and short breaks for carers to enable them to have some well deserved time for themselves
- Increased individual support for each new and existing carer
- The resources to enable us to hold an increased number of information events across the region to reach more of the estimated 16,000 unpaid carers who need our support
Whether it is a one-off or regular payment, your donation really does make a difference to the Carers’ Centre and the carers we support. Below are just some examples of how we use the different amounts we receive:
£5 pays for refreshments for up to 10 carers at one of our regular Carer support groups, giving carers the chance to get out and meet others in similar circumstances as well as gain peer support.
£10 pays for a pamper session for a carer to have some time to themselves.
£20 pays for 30 copies of our regular newsletter, to be sent to carers across Telford, keeping them up-to-date on news and issues relevant to them and activities and groups that they could get involved in.
£60 pays for an individual support session for a carer with a support worker, providing direct information and support
£100 covers the cost of hiring a central venue to run a workshop or course for carers – teaching them invaluable skills and techniques to help make their caring life just that little bit easier.
£200 covers the cost of a day out for 20 carers with the person they care for
‘I’d just like to say thank you for the day out yesterday to the Stone Food and Drink Festival. My husband Malcolm and myself had a really lovely time and we couldn’t have asked for better weather considering it was October. There were tasters on offer including cheese and chutneys, cider and beer and even Christmas cake and pudding. Talks and demonstrations took place during the afternoon, we attended one where we were shown how to produce a tasty strawberry and mascarpone dessert with a twist – a balsamic vinegar and sugar glaze over the strawberries. The audience were invited to taste the end product – very moreish. We didn’t come home empty handed having been tempted by bread and flapjacks which we will be enjoying later today. Again, thank you for giving Malcolm and myself the chance to enjoy a great day out together.’