It was supposed to be introduced years ago, that unpaid carers instead of getting provided services, they could get a direct payment so they could say, pay for driving lessons, or buy a computer or pay for counselling.
Does this exist, did it go ahead, how do you get one?
My area was doing Wellbeing grants (similar to above) , a one off payment to help the unpaid carer.
I think i read that one council, Oxford or Cambridge were giving a one off payment of £500.
But have not seen any info this year.
Did this scheme go ahead?
I have tried looking on the internet but just keep finding info for carees, instead of getting council carers, you get the money to
employ your own carers.