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Newcastle carers are first in the country to do PB

Newcastle are piloting the use of a budget to support carers in the area for PB. In a country first, the carers themselves decide how the money should best be spent to meet their needs, rather than council offers.

Newcastle carers are first in the country to do PB

Newcastle carers booklet

On Saturday, carers from across the city will meet to decide how to spend £50,000 to support them in their roles as carers.  The money has come from the the councils Adult and Culture services department, and traditionally, officers have always decided how the money should be spent.

This time, however, the service users get to decide how the money will be spent on them. 

The projects are grouped under seven themes:

  • Getting together, time for you

  • Finding your musical talents

  • Getting things done

  • All skilled up

  • Together we are better

  • Finding your way

  • Groups reaching out

The projects proposed come from a mixture of public sector services and local community and voluntary groups and projects - all with the theme of supporting people in their carers role.

For more information contact Ali Lamb at Newcastle City Council.

 

 

 

 

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