Shorts Breaks

We’ve got grants you can take advantage of to get the time out for yourself and take a well-deserved break from your caring role. 

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Carers Discount Card

Unpaid Carers contributions are vital to our communities and Carers deserve to be recognised, valued and supported for the essential role they play. This is why we have developed a Renfrewshire Carers Discount Card.

Time to Live Grant

Funding is Open from 1st May 2024

Renfrewshire Carers Centre’s Time to Live Grant programme is funded through The Scottish Government’s Short Breaks Fund and facilitated by Shared Care Scotland. This funding is part of The Scottish Government’s commitment to the development of short breaks to support all unpaid Carers, and if they wish, those they care for. The grant will help Carers to take a break from their caring responsibilities to help maintain their own well-being.  
 
Please ensure you read the terms & conditions before completing the form and ensure you are eligible before applying.

You can apply online via the links below or scanning the QR codes in the eligibility notes. 

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Carefree, Renfrewshire Carers Centre

We are delighted to partner with Carefree!

Carefree offer free 1-2 night breaks, usually with breakfast included, that are donated from 100’s of hotels from across the UK.

Breaks are offered to full-time (30+ hours weekly) unpaid Carers aged over 18, plus a companion (not available to those they care for). You must be able to cover your own travel and food costs. You may take one break every 12 months and you may apply regardless of any other short breaks or funding for a break awarded by us. *Only one Carer per household can be registered with Carefree.

Carers we refer are sent a link to the booking portal online where you can view all available breaks and find one that suits you. Available breaks are updated daily, and availability is 2-3 months in advance.

If you are eligible and interested in a Carefree Break send an email to grants@renfrewshirecarers.org.uk giving us your name and the name of your chosen companion and we will get that referral submitted for you so you can register and get planning your Carefree Break.

This is a wonderful opportunity for many of our Carers who deserve that extra break for themselves.