Time Out Breaks-for carers

We know that having a short break can make an enormous difference to carers and the people they care for by providing the space to rest, to be themselves, to pursue a hobby, catch up with friends or just relax and recharge. For some people a short break is something they enjoy having together, and for others it is enjoying quality time apart. Carers of West Lothian’s Scottish Government funded project “Time Out” aims to provide grants, of up to £350, to help carers achieve this.

Would you like:

  • A break away from your home either alone or with the person you care for
  • Travel, accommodation and/or extra support to go to a specific family event
  • The purchase of sitter services to give you time to yourself
  • Part payment towards a holiday or respite that otherwise would not be able to happen
  • Leisure opportunities that relieve stress and improve well being

How to apply:

You MUST read the Guidance notes before completing an application form. All the information you require is included.

Download the Guidance Notes:

Adult Carer Application form
You can download this form, fill it out and send it back

AC Electronic Application form
OR you can download this form, complete it electronically and email it back

Young Carer Application form
You can download this form, fill it out and send it back

YC Electronic Application form
OR you can download this form, complete it electronically and email it back

Contact Carers of West Lothian for further information:

 

Carers of West Lothian,
Sycamore House,
Quarrywood Court,
LIVINGSTON, EH54 6AX

Telephone: 01506 448000
Email: office@carers-westlothian.com

Carers of West Lothian Carers Centre is open from Monday to Friday 9am to 3pm.

Registered Scottish Charity No. SC019628

Carers of West Lothian

Help out of Hours

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St John’s Hospital - 01506 523000
Samaritans - 08457 90 90 90