The service gives carers the chance to access funding for a break from caring, which will have a positive impact on their health and wellbeing. We discuss the needs of each individual carer before deciding together on what will make the biggest difference - it just has to be something which has a positive health outcome. A break doesn't have to mean a holiday, in the past carers have had equipment to pursue a sport, hobby or interest or been helped to access an activity to benefit them.
The service is available for all unpaid carers of family or friends, including those who don't currently receive statutory services (benefits, paid carers), young carers and bereaved carers. To find out more, speak to your GP or one of our Carer Support Advisors on 01992 58 69 69.