The Short Breaks Fund is operated by Shared Care Scotland on behalf of National Carer Organisations and the Scottish Government. The purpose of the Short Breaks Fund is to increase the range, choice and availability of short breaks for unpaid carers, and those they care for, across Scotland.
In Aberdeen the VSA Carers Service manages the fund for carers of adults 21 years and over. Taking Time for Me, Aberdeen will enable carers to access funds and support to help them take short breaks that meet their needs.
We are delighted to have been successful in our funding application and can now accepted new applications.
The fund is open for new applications from November 2019 until the end of September 2020 subject to availability of funding.
The Grant aims to benefit carers, and the people they care for, in Aberdeen City.
Applications for up to a maximum of £250 will be considered.
A Short Breaks Panel will meet monthly to review applications. The panel is made up of a member of VSA Carers Support Team, a Carer and health and social care practitioners.
Short Breaks Fund (Taking Time for Me) Application Form 2019/20.pdf
Short Breaks Fund (Taking Time for Me) Guidance Notes 2019/20.pdf
Short Breaks Fund (Taking Time for Me) Aberdeen 2019/20 Evaluation Form.pdf
Short Break Fund Leaflet.pdf
Short Breaks Fund - A Carers Story