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Need a Break?

We can provide GRANTS to enable carers to take a Short Break, through either Shared Care Scotland's TIME TO LIVE fund OR our new TIME FOR ME fund, with money from 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 protected]

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

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