The service gives carers the chance to access NHS funding for a break from caring, which will have a positive impact on their health and wellbeing. We discuss the needs of each individual carer before deciding together on the sort of break/relief that will make the biggest difference - it just has to be something which has a positive health outcome. Carers have had gym memberships, complimentary therapies, weekend breaks, music vouchers and even snowboarding lessons.
The service is available for all unpaid carers of family or friends, including those who don't currently receive statutory services (benefits, paid carers), young carers and bereaved carers. To find out more, speak to one of our Carer Support Advisors on 01992 58 69 69.