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:
funding towards the cost of holidays, weekends away, days out, spa
transport for a break away or visiting family.
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
Please note: NHS Nottinghamshire County breaks are not available to people living in Bassetlaw.