Communities Mental Health & Wellbeing Fund

Year 3 Awardee

Feeling Revitalised – Short Breaks for Carers across Aberdeen City

Type of initiative funded: Therapeutic


Funding awarded: £14964


Project description:

We will provide short breaks to 174 carers across Aberdeen City. At Quarriers Aberdeen Carer Support Service, our support is person-centred, therefore, carers will choose a short break of their choice, which matches their interests. Carers have said that they would welcome short breaks such as spa days, gym passes, a bus trip to Perth, a ferry to Shetland, theatre trips, or going out for an evening meal. The breaks will help carers to ‘recharge their batteries’, and regain a sense of self, as well as offer a boost to confidence. The short breaks will add to carers' quality of life where they will be able to return to their caring roles feeling revitalised. Carers will also have a network of friendships and supportive services and will feel more confident in taking a break. In many cases, this will help families to become stronger and prevent family relationship breakdown.