Respite Service & Carers Breaks

Our respite service can provide Carers with some much needed time for themselves

Caring for a family member or friend can, often, leave little time for Carers to take some time for themselves.

Looking after your mental and physical well being is important; and a part of maintaining those, is being able to take time out for yourself. Whether you want to meet up with friends, pursue a hobby or even get some sleep, our service can help.

We work in partnership with Bluebird Care who provide care workers who come to your home; we can offer up to 52 hours of respite which must be used within a nine month period.

We carry out an assessment to ensure our service is best suited to meet your needs, and if it is, we make a referral to Bluebird who will then carry out their own assessment in the home before respite begins. If you think you would benefit from some respite, you can contact our office to arrange an assessment by emailing:

For more information about eligibility for this service, take a look at our respite criteria.

Carers Breaks:

Carefree breaks are back up and running. For more information or to find out if you are eligible to apply for a break click here.

For information, support and advice about taking a break, please visit Supporting you to take a break (Carers UK, 2019). Here you can find  videos of carers talking about their experiences and tips, fact-sheets, carer stories and links to an online forum for carers.

For further information please contact our office.