Short Breaks

Breaks are vital to a carers wellbeing and quality of life

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A short break can give carers

  • A break from their caring role
  • Something to look forward to
  • Some time to themselves

Caring means something different for everyone, but one thing that carers tell us all the time is that they cannot keep going without a break.

Our staff can work with you to identify suitable break options.

A short break does not necessarily have to be a break away from the home.  Carers can choose the break which suits them best.  Some examples of short breaks we have provided include sporting equipment, treatments and vouchers for carers to enjoy hobbies.

If you’re a carer and would like a break, get in touch and we’ll be happy to help.

Carers providing 50 plus hours per week are twice more likely to experience ill-health.

Source: Carers Trust

How to apply

Complete and return our application form.

A support worker from Short Breaks Team can then meet with you to discuss the best options for you and how you can get the most out of a short break.

If you have any questions call 01382 200422 or email [email protected] and the team will be happy to help.


Shared Care Scotland is a national charity that works to improve the quality, choice and availability of short break (respite care) provision across Scotland.

You can search their national database of short breaks and accommodation on their website at

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Carers Voice

You guys have been absolutely amazing and change my life . . . thank you so much!”

Carer who received Short Breaks funding
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