Taking Time For Me, Aberdeen
This 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 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 take short breaks that meet their needs.
The fund is open for new applications from November 2018 until the end of September 2019 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 by a member of VSA Carers Support Team, a carer and health and social care practitioners.
We regret that the money allocated for the 2018/2019 fund has now been exhausted and subsequently we are currently unable to accept any new applications.
Please check back later in the year for an update on possible funding for 2019/2020.