Make a difference to carers in Wiltshire
An easy way to make a donation is online.
Your donation – whether it’s small or large – will make a difference to the lives of carers in Wiltshire. Here’s some examples of how we use donations we receive:
- £30 means that an older male carer can attend a cookery class to learn vital cookery skills, meet others in a similar situation to them and learn how to prepare healthy and nutritious food to be enjoyed with friends and family for years to come.
- £50 will help a carer who feels isolated and lonely a vital break from their caring role, whether that’s going swimming, taking the kids to a football match or going to an art class with friends.
- £100 could give a group of young adult carers (aged 18 – 25) the opportunity to take part in mental health training.
- £500 runs a carers café for a year which offers vital peer-led support to up to 20 carers.
Here’s how you can donate:
Please refrain from sending cash in the post. Instead, please pay it into your bank account and transfer the money to us either by cheque or online payment.
Please make cheques out to ‘Carer Support Wiltshire’ and send it to our main office address:
Carer Support Wiltshire
Independent Living Centre
St George’s Road
Wiltshire BA14 6JQ
Gift Aid it
Every gift you make to Carer Support Wiltshire – whatever its value – could be worth more at no extra cost to you just by choosing to Gift Aid it. Her Majesty’s Revenue and Customs will add an extra 25p to every £1 you give to Carer Support Wiltshire. Please just fill out our Gift Aid form.
Making a donation online is easy and secure!
Please use our official Carer Support Wiltshire JustGiving page.
JustGiving is the world’s most trusted platform for online giving. There are no fees, simply sign up and make your donation either on our main charity JustGiving page:
Or, if you are raising money for the Time for Carers Appeal:
Time for Carers Appeal – 2020/21
Carers UK found that 40% of carers haven’t taken a single day off from their caring responsibilities in over a year. 8 out of 10 carers struggle with loneliness and isolation because of their caring responsibilities.
In the coronavirus crisis, 55% of unpaid carers reported feeling overwhelmed and worried they were going to burn-out in the coming weeks (Carers UK; Caring Behind Closed Doors; 2020)
The effect of not getting a rest from caring is shattering, with carers describing being close to breaking point, desperate for some time to themselves, to sleep, recuperate, and see friends and family.
Regular breaks have been proven to make the biggest impact when it comes to combating loneliness.
The Time for Carers Appeal removes financial barriers so that Wiltshire’s unpaid carers can take time out of their caring role to pursue their interests, develop new skills, grow in confidence and look after their health and wellbeing.
Make a one-off or regular donation and help us fund much needed breaks for unpaid carers to do the things they enjoy, so they can recharge and not hit breaking point
Claire who benefited from the Time for Carers Appeal told us It wasn’t even just about being given the money to get away it was about being seen and valued as a carer and given the recognition and support that enabled me to carry on.
A little goes a long way – your donation will make a profound and long-lasting difference to someone’s quality of life.