Money to give carers a break

Families are being encouraged to apply to a new £100,000 fund set up to help parents and carers of autistic adults take a much-needed break.

Over the next year, more than 250 families in Scotland will benefit from the Autism Short Breaks Project.

Apply before January 22 by visiting autismshortbreaks.org.uk. Grants of up to £300 are available.