Need a Break?
We can provide GRANTS to enable carers to take a Short Break through our TIME TO LIVE Short Break grant scheme, with money from both Shared Care Scotland and Shetland Charitable Trust.
Our service encourages carers to have a life outside their caring role. We often find that carers feel they need permission to take a break, so we have different opportunities for carers to take their well earned break.
TO APPLY FOR A SHORT BREAK GRANT, PLEASE CLICK HERE. Or contact us at email@example.com.
The Carers Act and Self Directed Support Act require local authorities to consider how they can support carers to have a break from their caring role. By December 2018 Shetland Islands Council will have published a Short Break Service Statement which will provide information to carers and cared for people so that they:-
- Are aware they can take a break in a range of ways
- Informed about the shortbreaks available
- Have a choice about the support they access
- Identify how they can be supported with a shortbreak that will meet their outcomes
These videos from Carers UK show different carers experiences and highlight the need for regular breaks from a caring role.
Click here to view : Carers' breaks: What defines a break and why is taking one so important?
Click here to view : Carers' breaks: Dealing with feelings of guilt and anxiety