It’s important that carers recharge their batteries and take short
breaks from caring when they can – these breaks are called respite care. Find
out how respite care can give you a break from caring.
If you’re caring for someone full time, a short break from
caring can benefit both you and the person you care for. You can access respite
support from friends and family, local authorities, charities or private
companies. There are several types available:
care at a day centre gives you, and the person being cared for, a break for a few hours
residential respite care is where a person being cared for lives away from home for a while
domiciliary care gives you help in the home
emergency respite care can help in an emergency, such as illness.
At every life stage, it’s good to know that you’re not
alone. So, it can be helpful to get some carers’ advice from people in a
similar situation to you. Why not:
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