Short breaks for carers
Arranging a short break or respite
We know that many carers value a short break from caring. We have different options available depending on the needs and preferences of the person who is cared for, including
- in a care home, staying for a few days in a care home with the advantage of staff available day and night
- using a Direct Payment
- by a range of day services for older people.
If you want to arrange a short break or respite, you can ask us for advice or to assess your needs. To find a provider of short breaks and respite, you can search our care home directory. If you need more information on paying for a short break or respite.
You may also be interested in short breaks for people with learning disabilities.
You may be entitled to Carers' Allowance a weekly benefit for someone who cares for a person who is ill or disabled.
You may also want to find out about Direct Payments - money the Council can give to the person you care for, so they can buy their own services.