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Getting a break from caring

Regular breaks from caring can benefit both you and the person you care for. The right kind of break, at the right time, can help people who are ill, frail or disabled to carry on living with friends or family in their own communities.

The person you care for may not want someone else looking after them but most carers find that once they’ve taken the plunge it doesn’t take long for everyone to adjust to a change in routine and even start looking forward to seeing someone different from time to time.

Click here for further information about getting a break from caring.

Page last reviewed: 29/09/2020