Gordon MP Richard Thomson is urging carers of disabled children, young people and their families to ensure they get their application in for the ‘Take a Break’ grant scheme before the deadline of Monday 26 June.
The SNP MP recently organised for Family Fund, a highly-respected charity which supports families with disabled or seriously ill children or young people, to visit Huntly to raise awareness of the support and assistance they can offer.
As well as its own grants, the charity was also keen to promote the ‘Take-a-Break’ scheme, which is funded by the Scottish Government, and provides grants to parent carers (unpaid carers and eligible kinship carers) of disabled children and young people, aged 0-20 who have complex additional support needs.
Commenting, Richard Thomson MP said:
“With a deadline of 26 June fast approaching, I’m urging all carers of disabled children, young people and their families who may be interested in getting a paid-for respite break to ensure they get their application in.
“Take a Break is Scotland’s short breaks fund sponsored by the Scottish Government. Take a Break grants can be used for a break away, towards leisure activities or outings; sports equipment and much, much more. Take a Break can accept applications from parent carers and eligible kinship carers, of disabled children and young people, aged 0 to 20 who have complex additional support needs.
“For more information please visit the Family Fund website at https://www.familyfund.org.uk/ “
Note: Photograph attached shows Richard Thomson MP with Family Fund’s Salena Begley at the recent event in Huntly arranged by the MP to promote Family Fund grants and the Take a Break scheme.
Take a Break is currently open to applications. Applications close at 5:00pm on Monday 26 June 2023