Short Breaks Bureau

Lanarkshire Carers Short Breaks Bureau provides information on opportunities for carers to take a short break from their caring role, including grant funding and other useful resources. Information is also available for practitioners in statutory, third and private sector organisations to raise awareness of the service, enabling them to build capacity and ensure the carers they support have access to short break opportunities.

Caring Through Covid Fund

Short Breaks grant funding is available to support unpaid carers living in Lanarkshire through Coronavirus pandemic.

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Funding Directory

Browse our list of current local and national grant funds that can assist carers (and those they care for) take a break from caring.

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In partnership with Shared Care Scotland, we have introduced a Respitality programme providing opportunities for unpaid carers to take a break from their caring role.

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In addition to the Creative Breaks fund, we can also help carers access suitable grants from other sources of funding to take a short break from their caring role. For more information please contact Lanarkshire Carers on 01698 428090 / 01236 755550.

Pauline's Story

Pauline cares for both of her parents and was successful in applying for a Creative Break award, which allowed her to have a weekend away in Aviemore.

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Gwen's Story

Gwen is a single parent who has four children, the oldest of whom has Asperger’s and diabetes. He requires routine within his life and Gwen carries this out on a day to day basis.

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Jean's Story

Jean cares for her husband who has cancer and other health issues. Jean said that her caring role leaves her tired and stressful. Jean applied for Creative Breaks funding to go on a short break with her husband.

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