Breaks For Carers

Get the low down on different types of breaks, including respite care, the Make a Difference grant and our courses and workshops.

Having a break helps you recharge, see your friends and family and do things for yourself.

Taking a break is vital for carers. It can mean different things for different people and can help you to:

  • Meet up with friends and family
  • Run everyday errands
  • Care for longer
  • Stay fit and healthy

When you take breaks, the person you care for may benefit too. It can be a chance for them to meet new people and get a change of scenery.

Breaks for Carers

Whether you want to relax, socialise, learn new skills or meet other carers, we can help. Read more about what we offer below. If you’re not sure where to start then get in touch.

Carers Breaks
A trained Care Support Worker spends time with the person you support, so you get a break from your caring role.

We can provide breaks directly if the person you support live in Hertsmere, Watford or Three Rivers. You can find out more about our Carers Breaks at this link.

For other parts of the county, we can put you in touch with organisations that can help.

To discuss a Carers Break, contact us.

Discounted Breaks
Our Carers Passport Service gives you discounts in hundreds of shops, restaurants and leisure facilities, so you can relax at some of your favourite retailers.

To apply for your Carers Passport click here. To see all of the breaks and offers, click here.

Courses and Workshops
We offer a wide range of courses where you can pursue your passions. You’ll also build confidence, learn new skills (some related to caring) and meet other carers.

To find a course that works for you, visit our Events page.

Make a Difference Breaks
Activities or equipment that give carers a chance to get healthy, recharge and have some fun. Find out a bit more about them below.

In addition, we may be able to help you with transport and alternative care for the person you support to access a break. Just contact us to let us know about your needs.


Make a Difference Breaks

A Make a Difference Break is a break tailored to you which improves your health, fitness and wellbeing.

Whether it’s a break away from home, sports equipment, a class or a workshop, we work with you to decide what would help the most.

Make a Difference Breaks are for:

  • All unpaid carers of family or friends, including those who don’t receive government support
  • Young carers
  • Bereaved carers

To find out if a Make a Difference Break is right for you, get in touch.