Creative Breaks


Are you living with and caring for an adult (over 18 years old) with Down’s syndrome?

Would you benefit from more respite care?

Are you in need of a break?

If you answered “yes” to all of the above, you can apply for a grant to the Creative Breaks Fund which is run in conjunction with Shared Care Scotland on behalf of the Short Breaks Fund.

Down’s Syndrome Scotland is delighted to announce that for the third year running we will be offering carers the opportunity to be as creative as possible when applying for funding to support a break from their caring role.

The Creative Breaks Fund will offer grants of up to £300 to parents/unpaid carers who have a significant caring role for an adult with Down’s syndrome living with them.

Our goal is to help improve the well-being of carers and the people they care for by supporting the financial aspects behind a relaxing break or an activity outwith the conventional care role.

Choose the break that’s right for you:

  • a short break away for the family
  • pay for carers to allow you an overnight stay away from your caring responsibilities
  • a music concert or sports season tickets
  • taxi fares to social clubs or activities for the person you care for
  • annual cinema passes or day trips together

For more information on the Creative Breaks Fund and how to apply, please email or call the national office on 0131 442 8840. To download the application form, please click below.