Please note that the Short Breaks fund is currently unavailable, but please check again in October/November 2019. Thank you.

Time Out 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 £250, to help carers achieve this.

  • 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
  • To pursue a hobby or take classes

How to Apply

You MUST read the Guide to Short Breaks before completing the application form and making payment.

All the information you require is included, plus a link to the application form which you can fill out online. Click below.

If you are unsure of the information or the process of application, please contact Carers of West Lothian here.

You can also email or alternatively call 01506 448000


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

(See Google map on Home or Contact page)


Telephone: 01506 448000

Registered Scottish Charity No. SC019628

Company Limited by Guarantee Company Number SC226434


St John’s Hospital - 01506 523000
NHS 24 - 111 / Web - NHS UK
Samaritans - 116 123 (Free from landlines and mobiles) / Web - Samaritans
Breathing Space –
Childline - 0800 1111 / Web -


West Lothian Council Social Work Services - website WLC Social Work
Out of Hours Emergency Service 01506 281028 / 281029
West Lothian Council main number 01506 280000
West Lothian Council Social Work Services 01506 282252

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