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Covid-19 - Emergency Funds -Unpaid Carers

May 18, 2020

Emergency Fund opens for Manchester’s unpaid carers

  • A fund of £200,000 has been made available for unpaid carers in Manchester who need additional support as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.
  • This is to ensure the ongoing health and wellbeing of both the carer and the person who needs care. It can be used for a range of purposes including transport costs (including taxis) or fuel, furniture, emergency delivery of food, or one-off practical costs.
  • Cash grants 
  • Help with furniture and white goods
  • Help with gas and electric
  • Applications can be made directly by the carer through Manchester Council’s website or by proxy (on behalf of the carer).
  • Carers can also receive advice about accessing this fund from Manchester Carers Centre by contacting the helpline on 0161 272 7270 or emailing
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