Autism Short Break grants
Carers of autistic adults living in South Lanarkshire are being encouraged to apply for an Autism Short Break to have a well-earned rest.
More than 300 carers across Scotland were given grants for nights away, spa visits, football games, Formula One racing and concerts from the first round of Autism Short Breaks funding.
This money has been made available to help the parents and carers of autistic adults to take time out.
The £ 100,000 fund reopened for applications this week.
It is delivered by three leading autism charities; The National Autistic Society Scotland, Autism Initiatives and Scottish Autism and has awarded just under £1million which will collectively benefit more than 4,000 carers and their families.
Autism Short Breaks funding applies to families and carers of an adult with autism (over 16 years of age).
The carer may be someone under the age of 16. Grants of up to £300 are available.
To make an application, please visit autismshortbreaks.org.uk