United Way of the Lower Mainland and the CBSS Leadership Council will host information sessions/webinars for the new Integrated Community-Based Programs for Older Adults with Higher Needs Grant Streams on May 6, 7 and 8, 2019.
Join the live webinar on Monday, May 6, 2019 at 1:30pm-3:00pm to learn about the Family & Friend Caregiver Support Programs grant stream RFP process. Click here to register https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/4903444025921666829
These grants will be supported by the Family Caregivers of BC and the United Way’s Healthy Aging Department, as co-backbone organizations.
The goal of this call for proposals is to help address the gap in programs and services for higher needs older adults identified through local, regional, and provincial consultations, led by the Raising the Profile Project (RPP) and United Way’s Healthy Aging Department. These grants aim to scale-up local innovations and promising practices and encourage new partnerships and more integrated programming strategies. The Province of British Columbia has provided funding to deliver demonstration projects over a 30 month period.
If you are a potential grant applicant for the Family & Friend Caregivers Support Program grants, please contact for more information:
Whitney McMillan, Provincial Projects Lead at Family Caregivers of BC: firstname.lastname@example.org or 604-880-0351
Nichole Holdbak, Provincial Coordinator, Grants & Data at United Way: email@example.com
The Family & Friend Caregiver Support Program grants overview:
The Family Caregiver Support stream will provide funding for demonstration projects that focus on supporting family and friends who provide unpaid care for someone living in the community with higher needs – chronic disease, frailty or life-limiting conditions. Broadly, projects aim to enhance caregiver wellbeing by increasing skills, knowledge, confidence, and inclusion as partners in care. Services provided will include individualized one-to-one emotional support, peer support, information and referral to community services, navigation assistance, and access to education and coaching. Projects will support caregivers to build strong networks and effective connections with their health care teams to anticipate and respond to changes in health status over time – their’s or the person they are caring for. Projects will be supported by Family Caregivers of BC (FCBC) as the backbone organization through information, consultation, training, evaluation, and ongoing collaboration to design and implement processes and activities that “fit” each community. Projects will access existing FCBC services and supports, avoiding duplication and inviting co-creation of new topics and ideas through a Project Community of Practice. Projects will be part of advancing Person and Family Centered Care and the implementation of Primary Care Networks through FCBC’s Integrated Caregiver Support & Engagement Project so that caregivers are identified, supported, and included as valued partners in care in BC.