SHORT BREAKS

We are delighted to announce that we were successful in being awarded a grant from Shared Care Scotland to continue to be able to offer Time Out for carers from October 2019.

The grant has been designed with the needs of Carers in mind to provide support in creating a break of their choice. Taking a break isn’t always about going away on holiday, it can be about taking part in the things you love such as a hobby or exercise, trips to the theatre or having your nails done!

See below for some examples of what the grant can be used for!

Time Out for Carers

Arts and Entertainment

  • Annual cinema pass
  • Theatre Tickets
  • iPad
  • National Trust Pass

Health and Wellbeing

  • Annual gym membership
  • Course of beauty treatments
  • Subscription to mindfulness app
  • Yoga Classes

Learning

  • Art Class
  • Jewellery Making
  • Learning a musical instrument
  • Photography classes

Outdoor Pursuits

  • Greenhouse
  • Bird Table
  • Pet
  • Golf Membership

You can apply for up to £250 – please note that while this might not cover the complete cost of the activity you apply for, it can be used as a contribution towards it.

This fund is only open to carers caring for someone over the age of 21 or a young carer, however there are other funds that you might be able to apply for – please get in touch with us and speak to a support worker to find out which fund would best suit you.

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 office@carers-westlothian.com or alternatively call 01506 448000

FIND US

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

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CONTACT US

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

Registered Scottish Charity No. SC019628

Company Limited by Guarantee Company Number SC226434

EXTERNAL QUICK LINKS

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

HELP OUT OF HOURS

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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