Local Consultation events in February and March to design respite breaks for adults with a disability or long-term condition.
Aberdeenshire Council and a number of third sector organisations have formed a new Public Social Partnership (PSP), Brighter Breaks, which looks to develop short breaks for working age adults with a physical disability or long term health condition. This group has been targeted as it has been found that traditional respite and day services are not necessarily appropriate for those of working age and there are limited available alternatives for both carers and the cared for.The pilot scheme is due to launch in May 2015 and consultation has begun in order to design it. Six informal sessions have been arranged and the views of those supported by an unpaid carer, aged between 18 and 65 and are unable to work due to a physical disability or long term health condition are sought.
A light lunch will be provided and transport may also be available. Those interested can e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or call VSA on 01779 490894 to book a space. If you are unable to attend a session, but would like to find out more, or you’d like to complete a short questionnaire please use the contact details above.
Wednesday, February 25, 11am-1pm
Stonehaven Carers Centre, 52 Evans Street, AB39 2ET
Thursday, February 26, 11am-1pm
Mearns Academy, Aberdeen Road, Laurencekirk, AB30 1ZJ
Monday, March 2, 11am-1pm
Station Hotel, Commercial Road, Ellon, AB41 9BDTuesday, March 3, 11am-1pm
The Porty Cabin, Bruntland Road, Portlethen, AB12 4QLThursday, March 5, 11am-1pm
Dawson Court, Victoria Terrace, Turriff, AB53 4FP
Brighter Breaks also involves VSA (Volunteer Services Aberdeen), MS Society, CHSS (Chest Heart and Stroke Scotland), B.I.G. (Brain Injury Grampian) Group and GO (Grampian Opportunities