By Roger Milns - 11th October 2018 6:09am
ADCA Carers nearly got fired!
A merry band of carers, staff and trustees, 12 of us in all, went along to the recent Carers' Choice Awards in Sandbach to face what was a real 'Dragon's Den' of an ordeal to bid for a further grant towards running our carers' services. The good news is that we obtained a grant of £9,360 and a big fat cheque to show off with.
The not so good news is that all 13 organisations present had to do a 5 minute presentation as to why the carers present should vote for us to get a grant! It's called 'participatory budgeting'! So Celia, Jill and Roger from ADCA Carers Group tried to do a persuasive 5 minutes describing what we planned for the future, thinking at the time that we should have worn lycra or had more glitter in our hair. We then had to wait while votes were counted and the results were announced in descending order. ADCA scraped in 8th out of the 10 organisations who obtained funding, much to our relief. It was worse than a job interview!
Grateful thanks must go to the staff at Cheshire East Carers' Hub for organising the event and for giving really good support to local carers' organisations. Also to Cheshire East Council for continuing to support the allocation of grants to carers' groups who organise support and carers' breaks in local areas.
So ADCA will be able to continue to organise a range of local breaks and activities for carers in the coming year, as well as providing individual support and advice to carers.
If you'd like to know more about the Audlem Carers' Coffee Mornings or
Carers' Break, please contact Lynn Morear, ADCA's Assistant Coordinator on
07595 919727 or email her on email@example.com or simply drop in to our Carers' Coffee Mornings between 9.30am and 11.30am in the Lord Combermere on the 2nd and 4th Wednesday of each month.
We also encourage carers to register with the Cheshire East Carers' Hub to obtain their regular newsletter and access to the Living Well Fund for Carers. Go to their website at https://livewellservices.cheshireeast.gov.uk/Services/4387
popular recent storiesAlso in the news
Cheshire East invites public comment on the next phase of the Local PlanThe draft site allocations and development policies document (SADPD), which forms the second part of the council's Local Plan, once finalised, will complete the approved framework for housing, employment and other key infrastructure up to 2030.The document sets out detailed planning policies to guide decisions on...
Pete originally submitted this article to a national newspaper, but realising that he will reach a more appreciative, intelligent and responsible readership through AudlemOnline, he has allowed us to publish it here.Professor Frances Corner OBE, head of London college of Fashion and reputedly a vegan, has, upon taking up her new post at Goldsmiths, taken the decision to ban the consumption of...
Voyage Maison BertieThis amazing handmade wooden dog sculpture, Bertie, is simply stunning and would look prefect on top of a side board or a beautiful Chester set, handmade from rattan twigs.Bertie stands firm on a heavy base. H50 X L58 X W32 cm, made from Willow and Rattan.He has been waiting at Eleventh Hour for a new home, and to make way for new stock we are now offering him to you...
Friday 23rd Aug
Thursday 22nd Aug
Lord Combermere Car Park
Methodist Church Hall