If you are caring for someone, you may feel the need of a short break from providing care. In some circumstances, there are services you can access to give you time away from your caring responsibilities. This used to be called “respite”, or “respite care”.
How do I get this service?
Many of the services available through Adult Social Care services require an “assessment”. This is a series of questions about the help the person you care for needs, and about how your life is affected by providing care for that person. The assessment, or assessments, will help you to put together a “support plan” for the person you care for.
What Short Break services are available?
Some of the services available are:
· Carer’s Support Scheme
· Carer’s Support Fund
· Dementia/Alzheimer’s Carer’s Short Breaks
· Mental Health Carer’s Short Breaks
· Someone to help you in the home (not included below – you probably have already)