A break from caring


Taking a break (respite care)

If you need a break from your caring responsibilities and the person you look after can't be left alone, there are different kinds of respite care available.

We may be able to help arrange care:

  • in the home of the person you care for
  • in a residential or nursing home
  • through activities in the community

You may need to take time off from your caring role to go on holiday, take some regular time out, or attend a healthcare appointment or training course.

We can also help you to plan for an emergency.

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