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The Carers Centre has access to a wide range of information and can help you with information about social care and health services, carers rights, and a range of other information.
If you want to download more information about benefits, we suggest you visit http://www.carersuk.org/help-and-advice/help-with-money for more information.
In response to changes in the UK benefit system, the charity Turn2us has launched a new free and easy to use online Benefit Calculator benefits.turn2us.org.uk.this vital tool is to help more people access financial support they may be entitled to.
We are currently looking at how to make our website more informative. Please check back to see what's on offer soon!

Carers Allowance Customer Services

Anyone wanting further information on these type of benefits please call the Carers Allowance Unit on 0345 608 4321 OR email cau.customer-services@dwp.gsi.gov.uk.

Funding available for school uniforms!

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Are you working with families who are struggling to meet the cost of a new school uniform and other essential items?

If anyone you support works, or has previously worked within the last 9 years, in the UK fashion or textile industry (including supermarkets that sell clothing, manufacturers, wholesalers, soft furnishings and more) we may be able to give a grant to help the parent or carer buy new school uniforms and other items for their children (0-18yrs). (Click here to see the wide range of job roles we cover)

We have two grants available, providing the parent or carer meets our eligibility criteria.

Small Grant Application (up to the value of 250)

For anything up to the value of 250, our small grants are there to help the parent and carer cover the cost of specific items such as school uniforms, learning tools, bedding, clothing, furniture etc.

This is a fast-track application, and we do not require a full financial statement.

Education Grants

If the family needs a substantial grant, they can apply for an education grant to  cover the cost of high-value items including specialist tutorial support, learning tools (including specialist tools, books and course equipment), school necessities (including uniform and sports equipment) and transport cost.

PLEASE NOTE: It is vital the parent or carer has evidence of their trade connection before we can get the enquiry underway. (Click here for more details)

If you know a parent or carer that has child between the age of 0-18 and would like to know if they are eligible for a grant visit, www.ftct.org.uk or call our grants coordinator, Dora on 0300 123 9002 (Calls cost no more than your standard rate)vailable for school uniforms!

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