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Breaks from caring

Support from Nottinghamshire County Council

Most support for carers breaks is done by the person you care for having a community care assessment. This allows them to get support such as going out during the day or having trips away which gives their main carer a break. For more information see the assessing your needs page.

You can also have a carer's assessment which may lead to a personal budget. This can be spent on things such as:

Shared lives

Our Shared Lives scheme may also be able to help. The person you care for can be supported by someone else and their family, giving you a break and some time for yourself.

Support from the NHS

NHS Nottinghamshire County funds breaks for carers. However, to get them you first need to have had a carer's assessment from us and have been assessed as having a substantial or critical level of need. The person that you care for does not need to be assessed for an ‘NHS carer break’. The breaks usually take the form of ‘one-off’ residential or home-based services.

As the funding is provided by NHS Nottinghamshire, the carer and the person card for must be resident in Nottinghamshire County (except Nottingham City and Bassetlaw).  The carer and the person cared for must also be registered with a Nottinghamshire County GP (except Nottingham City and Bassetlaw).

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