Since 2007, the Jill Franklin Trust have supported us to provide carers with grants for much needed breaks through our Take Time Out Fund.

Research by Carers Trust found 68% of carers can't go on holiday and 30% can't take breaks away of any kind.

Caring can be a difficult and full-on responsibility, and some carers get no respite at all.

Take Time Out Fund

Through the Take Time Out Fund, carers have been able to visit family and friends, and take trips away, which allow them to unwind, socialise, and take a break from being a carer.

In 2014-2015, we awarded 219 Take Time Out grants, totalling £70,164.70.

Under the Jill Franklin Trust Fund, we awarded a total of £5,989 in grants for the benefit of 24 individual carers to enable them to go on short breaks or holidays, recreational or social outings.