Cash for short breaks

Date: 17th October 2011

More than 3,500 adult carers and young carers from across Scotland are set to benefit from a funding package for short breaks.

Fifty-eight organisations have been offered a share of almost £954,000 for a variety of short breaks projects. This includes 14 groups who help carers purchase their own breaks.

The funding will support young carers and adult carers who care for disabled children, people with dementia, mental health problems and other long-term conditions, substance misuse problems, adults with learning disabilities and adults with physical disabilities.

All projects will be run by voluntary sector organisations, including:

  • Young Carers Homework Club, Perth and Kinross Association for Voluntary Services.
  • Leuchie House Short Breaks Centre, Day Respite, East Lothian.
  • Carers Befriending Project, Amina Muslim Women's Resource Centre, Dundee.
  • The Haven Caring Counselling Communication Centre, North & South Lanarkshire.