Government backs breaks for carers

SEVERAL charities across the Lothians are set to benefit from a new Scottish Government fund to help provide short breaks for carers.

By The Newsroom
Monday, 17th October 2011, 1:02 pm

Groups including Leuchie House Short Breaks Centre in East Lothian and Care for Carers will receive funding for the respite breaks.

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Leuchie House Chief Executive Mairi O’Keefe said: “Leuchie provides, in the unique setting of a mansion house with woodland, personal and specialised care for those with complex care needs, and supports carers.

“The funding of over £28,000 from the Short Breaks Fund will allow us to establish a Day Respite Service for the 1,200+ people in East Lothian who are in a complex care condition at home. This will encourage and enable both them and their families to maintain a manageable quality and standard of life.”