Nicola Lockwood works for Shared care Scotland as the Grant Officer for the Better Break Programme of the Short Break Fund.

Nicola is passionate about unpaid carers as she is a busy mum of two and a carer to her teenage son, who has a learning disability and autism spectrum disorder.

Recent highlights for Nicola have been helping at the Young Carers Festival in Fordell Firs, seeing the young people flourish and have fun outside of their caring role and our recent Short Break Fund Get Together, where she met grant holders and heard directly how we can support and help them moving forward.