Short Breaks


The Short Break Carers Information Service provides information on opportunities for carers to take a short break from their caring role, including grant funding and other useful resources. Information is also available for practitioners in statutory, third and private sector organisations to raise awareness of the service, enabling them to build capacity and ensure the carers they support have access to short break opportunities.


Creative Breaks

Lanarkshire Carers Centre has been awarded funding to provide flexible breaks for carers as part of the range of services and support that is currently offered to carers in Lanarkshire.

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Respitality

In partnership with Shared Care Scotland, we have introduced a Respitality programme providing opportunities for unpaid carers to take a break from their caring role.

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Information for Practitioners

Lanarkshire Carers Centre's Short Break Carers Information Service (SBCIS) provides information for practitioners in statutory, third and the private sector throughout Lanarkshire.

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In addition to the Creative Breaks fund, we can also help carers access suitable grants from other sources of funding to take a short break from their caring role. For more information please contact Lanarkshire Carers Centre on 01698 428090/01236 755550.

Elizabeth's Story

Elizabeth applied and was successful in receiving Creative Break Funding for a short break. Elizabeth cares for both her husband, who has mental health issues and her son, who is undergoing tests for autism.

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Gwen's Story

Gwen is a single parent who has four children, the oldest of whom has Asperger’s and diabetes. He requires routine within his life and Gwen carries this out on a day to day basis.

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Jean's Story

Jean cares for her husband who suffers bladder cancer, chronic arthritis and dementia. Jean said that her caring role leaves her tired and stressful. Jean applied for Creative Breaks funding to go on a short break with her husband.

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