Recently we’ve been hearing a lot about respite for carers and the people they care for.
Caring can be such a stressful role for many people, and although we at PASDA are trying to find ways to help you reduce stress in your day-to-day lives, respite for carers is as important as ever.
No one would expect you to work every day of every week of every year in a paid role, and the role of an unpaid carer should be the same.
Contact your social worker (or ask us to make a social work referral) to talk about getting a carer’s assessment. Hopefully from this you should find yourself entitled to funding for a holiday for you and for your family member.
Shared Care Scotland have an online “widget” which is very easy to use, which will help you to find a respite or short break service which suits you and your adult. Have a look at their website: www.sharedcarescotland.org.uk
to use it, or to find out more. You can also phone them on 01383 622 462
, to ask about the different options, if websites and widgets aren’t really your thing.
The PASDA April 2012 Newsletter includes:
- A Short Break Opportunity with the Calvert Trust.
- A PASDA Get-together on Monday, 2nd April 2012, from 4.00pm - 7.00pm.
- Information on regular PASDA meetings such as: a Carer Information Meeting; a March Carer Information Meeting Report; a Carer Discussion Group; an East Lothian Carers Group and a Partners Group.
and you can also find a:
Carer Information & Opportunities
section and Quick Guide to What's On at PASDA for April 2012.
to access the April 2012 PASDA Newsletter.