£5m innovation fund to support carers launched

first_img A £5 million Carers Innovation Fund has launched that will invest in innovative ways of supporting unpaid carers.Applicants will need to demonstrate that their idea is a fresh approach that is better than existing provision, will benefit the local community and can be expanded and replicated.The voluntary sector, charities, SMEs and commercial organisations can all bid for funding to prove their concept – up to £500,000, with the aim of securing longer term funding from other sources.Projects the fund would invest in include technology platforms that help carers to take a break from their caring responsibilities, and support groups such as carers’ cafes and Men’s Sheds.Projects will be expected to show a positive effect on:carers’ health and wellbeingcarers’ ability to manage work alongside caring responsibilitiescarers’ ability to take a break from their caring rolereducing loneliness and social isolationThe fund was first announced last year as part of the Carers Action Plan, a cross-government programme of targeted work to support unpaid carers over the next 2 years. Initially the fund was worth half a million pounds. However, funding was later increased to £5 million.Full information on the fund and how to apply is available on .gov.uk.Minister for Care, Caroline Dinenage, said:“Informal care is a fundamental part of our health and care system, which would not be sustainable without the incredible contribution of carers across the country. But we cannot take them for granted and must do more to protect their wellbeing and ensure they can enjoy full lives.“This £5 million investment will help build our understanding of the kinds of support that work for carers, outside of traditional healthcare services. From cafes that bring carers together, to innovative forms of technology that help carers enjoy time off, I want to see a range of exciting projects boosted and their benefits unlocked.” Advertisement £5m innovation fund to support carers launched Melanie May | 13 June 2019 | News AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis57 About Melanie May Melanie May is a journalist and copywriter specialising in writing both for and about the charity and marketing services sectors since 2001. She can be reached via www.thepurplepim.com.center_img  570 total views,  3 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis57 Helen Walker, Chief Executive of Carers UK, said:“There’s never been a more important time to develop and accelerate new ways to support unpaid carers. Many more of us are taking on unpaid caring responsibilities for family and friends, often alongside paid work or raising children. We are also seeing the amount and complexity of care increasing.“As we live and work longer, with technology transforming so many aspects of our lives, it’s time to innovate to support the way families are living today.”  569 total views,  2 views today Tagged with: Funding innovationlast_img read more

Valley Stream Man Shot, Killed in NYC

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York A New York City livery cab driver from Long Island was reportedly shot and killed in Brooklyn early Monday morning.Carlos Nunez, 37, of Valley Stream, was picking up a fare when he was shot in the face at the corner of Decatur Street and Irving Avenue in Bushwick shortly before 1 a.m. Monday. He then crashed his vehicle into several parked cars.He was pronounced dead shortly later at Brookdale University Hospital Medical Center.NYPD investigators believe he may have been targeted. Authorities are offering a $2,000 reward for information leading to an arrest.last_img

$2 million is the new $1 million

first_img 8SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr There has been considerable debate in recent years about whether saving $1 million for retirement is enough for Baby Boomers. There have been stories by Forbes, Yahoo Finance, the Motley Fool and CNN Money (among others).Sure, $1 million is not what it used to be, and most people grossly underestimate how much the need to live comfortably in retirement. But a lot depends on how much you spend, and where in America you live.Now one website is suggesting that millennials and some GenXers may need to save $2 million to retire “comfortably.”Moneyunder30.com writer Chris Muller calls the number “scary, but realistic.” He says that we often underestimate our expenses in retirement and fail to consider things like inflation, taxes, investment risk and the chance that we could live a very long time. continue reading »last_img read more

Fringe dwellers make the tree-change move to Dayboro

first_imgMore from newsLand grab sees 12 Sandstone Lakes homesites sell in a week21 Jun 2020Tropical haven walking distance from the surf9 Oct 2019Inside the home at 33 Diane Drive, Dayboro.He said the four-bedroom contemporary home offered plenty of land and the perfect outlook.“The mountain views were a huge thing,” Mr Henzell said.Mr Henzell said families were keen on chasing a tree-change.“We’re getting a lot of people from all the outer fringe suburbs — North Lakes, Chermside, Ferny Hills,” Mr Henzell said. The master bedroom at 33 Diane Drive, Dayboro.“They’re losing touch with their community in those suburban streets and looking for somewhere for their kids to grow up where they know everyone.”He said real estate in Dayboro also had consistent long-term growth. “The Dayboro market goes along fairly steadily and as those outer suburbs get busier and busier, I think people will keep heading out this way,” Mr Henzell said. The home at 33 Diane Drive, Dayboro.THE pace of growth in Brisbane’s suburban fringe has prompted buyers to look for lifestyle locations further afield according to Craig Doyle Real Estate sale agent, Drewe Henzell.Mr Henzell said the buyers of 33 Diane Drive, Dayboro, who paid $680,000 on October 9, were within this ‘rural escape’ demographic.“With those buyers — I sold their property for them in Warner and then sold them this one in Dayboro,” Mr Henzell said.last_img read more