Carers who have regular breaks are more likely to be able to care for longer and stay fitter and healthier. A break doesn't have to mean a holiday - it can be as simple as having some time away from your caring role to catch up with everyday things like meeting up with friends or family or going shopping. Having a break can also be a positive experience for the person you look after, it could be a chance for them to meet some new people or provide a welcome change of scenary or routine.
There are many different types of break, so it's important you find the right break to suit your needs. Our Carer Support Advisors will be able to tell you much more about what sort of support is available or you might like to check out our 'Make a Difference' service, which is run in partnership with NHS Hertfordshire.