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Taking a break from your caring role

A carer's physical health and wellbeing is important and sometimes it helps to have a break from your caring role.It also means the person you care for can try different things and meet new people.

They can take part in activities that they may not usually go to without a family member. This increases their independence. It also makes them feel more included in their community.

There are lots of ways that people can have a break. Support workers help people with learning difficulties by:

  • taking them to do things they enjoy, like swimming or going to the cinema or disco
  • keeping them company at home while their main carer goes out
  • arranging an overnight stay. This might be with a family in an adult placement scheme, or in a residential or nursing home

Contact us to arrange a break

If you or the person you care for would like to take a break, you can contact us to find out how we can help. You can do this by phone, post, email or fax. It will not change any of the services you are currently getting.

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