Some people need day-to-day help from family members or friends to stay safe and well, perhaps because of age or disability. The people who provide this kind of unpaid help are often known as carers.
Sometimes carers provide a lot of help in difficult circumstances. They may feel they need a break from time to time so that they are able to ‘recharge their batteries’, or make space for other things they need to do.
A short break, sometimes known as ‘respite’, can mean a number of different things:
The cared-for person and the carer will be the best judges of the type of short break that works best for them.
We can assist eligible carers and cared-for people arrange the short breaks they need to carry on living life.
To discuss your situation, get advice and information to support you, and find out if you are eligible for further support, contact us