How do I get a break from my caring role?
Breaks and replacement care
Replacement care is a service provided to the person you care for to allow you to take a break. This could be a service at home, or sometimes elsewhere.
Although replacement care may be put in place so that you can have a rest, there may be a charge to the person you care for following a financial assessment.
If you are happy to organise and pay for your own breaks you can use Pinpoint to find care for the person you support.
Eligibility for breaks
You can have a carers assessment, usually a carer ‘health and wellbeing check’, which will look at your needs as a carer. To request an assessment phone 08456 434 435.
If your assessment shows that your eligible needs would be best met by a break involving replacement care, then the person you care for will need to have a care needs and financial assessment and agree to pay any charges. However, your eligibility as a carer doesn’t depend on this and we may still be able to help you.