My Time Carers Breaks and Support
The ‘My Time’ carers breaks and support scheme enables the carer to apply for a maximum of 100 pounds per annum to get a break from caring.
Launched in June 2004, as part of our carers’ week celebrations, the scheme has grown in popularity ever since, as evidenced by the feedback from carers who have used it.
“Feel refreshed and ready for action again. Free from responsibility, it really felt like Time for Me”
“A wonderful scheme that gives carers a chance to do things they otherwise may not be able to do”
“Discovered myself. Gives us (carers) the chance to come out of isolation”
Essentially it is up to the carer to decide what best gives them a break; it may be a holiday, joining a health club, a social evening, a college course or even learning to drive. We are open to hearing your ideas but it must be a bona fide break from caring.
All applications must be verified by a professional who is aware of the carers situation, and a quote, indicating how you plan to use the money must be provided.