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Carers grant- WWYD?

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professorpoopsnagle Thu 01-Nov-12 14:27:28

I have just been told that I am eligible to claim a one off carers grant of up to £250. Which is lovely but I'm a bit overwhelmed by it- sounds daft but I am not used to spending money or allowing time on myself. I can use it for things like a break, few hours out in the day/evening, hobbies/gym membership, cleaning/gardening etc. What would you do and why?

cornybeefhash Thu 01-Nov-12 14:29:03

I think I'd buy one of those robot vacuum cleaners to make life a bit easier
Currently coveting one myself!

spiritsam Thu 01-Nov-12 14:36:43

I had one and am spending it on pampering ..... pure me time smile

cornybeefhash Thu 01-Nov-12 14:39:40

How do you claim the grant btw? Is it linked with careers allowance?

spiritsam Thu 01-Nov-12 14:44:51

Hi Corny google carers grant and your area that should help i hope .

cornybeefhash Thu 01-Nov-12 14:46:10

Thank you smile

spiritsam Thu 01-Nov-12 14:46:48

Good luck smile

Iceflower Thu 01-Nov-12 14:53:48

Probably being dense here, but is it possibly to post a link? I'm a bit confused about the options coming up from google blush

bigbluebus Thu 01-Nov-12 17:19:13

Not sure that they do it everywhere - which is why some of you may not find anything in your areas. Never heard of it in my LA area but I know they do it in the neighbouring county.

spiritsam Thu 01-Nov-12 18:37:06 but this is Norfolk

davidsotherhalf Thu 01-Nov-12 20:29:00

CAS (carers association) do it in some areas,

Iceflower Thu 01-Nov-12 22:24:54

Thanks for posting the links smile, will investigate availability in m county.

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