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Breaks from caring

Carer’s breaks may be made available to you after the person you care for has a care and support assessment.

The assessment results can provide the person you care for with support like trips during the day or away days so you have time for a break.

You can also request a carer’s assessment, this looks at the carer’s needs and can result in extra support and a personal budget. A personal budget can be spent on:

  • funding towards the cost of holidays, weekends away, days out
  • transport for a break away or for visiting family.

Shared Lives

Our shared lives scheme can also help and provide a carer with breaks.

The person you care for can be supported by someone else and their family; this would provide you with breaks and some time for yourself.

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