Hospital discharge grant to support unpaid carers
Added at 10:00 on 04 October 2023
Unpaid carers aged 18+ could qualify for a grant if they are supporting someone in Leicestershire who has recently been discharged from hospital.
Carers often incur unexpected additional costs looking after a loved one, so they can now apply for a Leicestershire County Council funded hospital discharge grant which is available until 31 March 2024.
To qualify for this one-off grant, carers will need to show that the cared-for person:
•Lives in Leicestershire
•Has been discharged from hospital during the past four weeks (at the time of applying)
•Needs the carer for help and support to keep them safe
Needs a level of support that has seen additional costs for the carer since the hospital discharge. This includes a loss of income due to taking time off work
Carers must apply within four weeks of the person they care for being discharged from hospital by completing the online application form on the Support for Carers website www.supportforcarers.org/what-we-offer/carer-support-hospital-discharge-grant Alternatively, carers can call VASL on 01858 468543 or email email@example.com and the team will complete the application form on their behalf.