More than 2600 carers will benefit from £1m of funding for short breaks

Carers to benefit from £1m of government funding to pay for short breaks

 

STV

 

Breaks: The £1m fund will be used to provide short breaks for carers.

More than 2600 carers will benefit from £1m of funding for short breaks, the Scottish Government has announced.

The latest round of cash from the Creative Breaks programme will support in excess of 60 projects, giving carers the chance to enjoy activities such as residential weekend stays and daytime breaks.

The more than 190 projects supporting about 9000 carers have benefited from funding for short breaks in the past.

Public health minister Michael Matheson said there were “considerable pressures on adult and young carers” and it was important the government supported them.

“The short breaks fund, now in its third year, plays a large part in giving our carers a well-deserved short break,” he said.

“Importantly, these breaks allow young carers the chance to socialise and meet other young people in a similar position.

“I’m pleased that this latest round has now been awarded, which will support a variety of organisations across Scotland.”

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