Creative Breaks Aberdeenshire
A story by Aberdeenshire Carers Service
We provided grants directly to carers who live across Aberdeenshire.
What Creative Breaks Aberdeenshire did
Carers were advised of the opportunity to apply for a Time To Live grant in a variety of ways through their Care Manager, Carers Support Worker, GP, the VSA and Aberdeenshire Council website.
The need for an application to the Time To Live Fund was generally prompted by the assessments made by the Carers staff during an outcomes based conversation during which the carers were supported to consider the impact of their caring role, areas where they needed support and how this could be achieved.
Completed applications were considered at a multi-agency panel including carers and given the geographical nature of Aberdeenshire we agreed to host panels on a rolling rota in North, Central and South Aberdeenshire.
Mrs C also began to receive orders for bespoke cards from family, friends and neighbours which also led to her bring involved in small community events and fundraising for local charities.