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.
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.