Where to start

Think you need a wee break from your caring routine but not sure where to start?

It starts with you.

A bit of Me time.

Becoming a carer affects us all in different ways. The daily responsibility of attending to someone else’s needs may mean that your own needs are often neglected.

Remember when you had time to meet people, go out or do whatever it was you used to enjoy doing? Leisure time is often the first thing that disappears for carers and the last thing they have time for. We can help you make ‘time’ for yourself.

If you already know what you would like then search the other pages on this site to find local clubs & activities, accessible accomodation, care providers or funds, freebies and discounts.

If your stuck for ideas then have a look at the ideas on this page. Read about how other carers like yourself have taken a break or hear how 3 carers have used the fund to support them.

If you want to talk to us just get in touch. We can talk through your ideas, answer your questions and help you contact the many services and organisations that can help.

All information on this site is provided to the best of our knowledge but please call the organisation involved for more details.

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