NEWCIS has been offered a grant of £999,182 for the following project: The Carer Well-being Project, carers from Flintshire, Denbighshire and Wrexham will benefit from the services that will be provided which will include breaks for carers, well – being support including counselling and a specialized carer advocacy and benefit service. The project will support carers living in North East Wales, who are caring for a person with a long term condition or a disability, to remain in their roles for longer or indefinitely, allowing their cared for to remain living in their own homes in their communities. It will support carers to access what they need quickly and easily, reducing the stress that they face each day and giving them a supportive point of contact that will provide an open door to their questions when they need to be asked. Services will include a wellbeing service, welfare rights advice, advocacy, counselling, emergency respite and group activities.
Claire Sullivan, Chief Executive Officer of NEWCIS said “ We are all delighted at the news that our project has been successful and we look forward to being able to work with even more carers in 2017 and providing vital services that will support carers own health and well-being, from all the trustees, staff and carers at NEWCIS we would like to thank the Big Lottery and we look forward to starting the project in the New Year.”
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Helen Wilkinson, DVSC’s Chief Executive said: ‘This is a huge achievement by NEWCIS and is a real cause for celebration. NEWCIS started its life as a DVSC project before establishing itself as an independent charity last year. We’re really pleased to hear this news of NEWCIS’ success ecause we see NEWCIS as part of the DVSC and third sector family in Denbighshire. We look forward to celebrating more news about their impact in enhancing the wellbeing of citizens in Denbighshire in 2017.”