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The Carers' Resource, Harrogate

Volume 404: debated on Tuesday 6 May 2003

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To ask the Secretary of State for Health what assistance his Department is giving to primary care trusts so that they can support voluntary organisations, with particular reference to The Carers' Resource in Harrogate. [109712]

Primary care trusts (PCTs) can, at their discretion, provide funding to voluntary organisations from their general funding allocation. On 3 April, the Department of Health reminded PCTs and other health providers of Government policy regarding the critical role carers play.The Carers' Resource is receiving funding of £42,985 from Craven, Harrogate and Rural District PCT in the current financial year.