A short break for carers can provide that respite which is needed to refresh and re-calibrate, ready to continue doing the amazing job that all carers do. Often it can be difficult to find even a day to get away, let alone somewhere long distance or for long periods of time.
Respite care gives carers the opportunity to take a break from caring, whilst the person they care for is looked after by somebody else. It also encourages carers to take a step back and try to find some time for themselves and look after their own mental health.
Did You Know?
- 2 in 5 carers give up work every day to care for an older or disabled relative.
- 5 million people in the UK are juggling caring responsibilities with work.
- 8 in 10 people caring for loved ones say they have lonely or socially isolated.
- 61% of carers worry about the impact of caring on their relationships with friends and family.
Short Breaks For Carers
Carers can use the discounts available to them to plan a short break, even if it’s a weekend away or a midweek stay somewhere away from home. From seaside breaks with Haven to last minute holidays from Hoseasons, there’s plenty to delve into and explore somewhere a little closer to home. Check out some of the best UK holiday deals for carers.
Those carers who care for a partner and find it hard to plan a day without involving them can always accommodate them as part of the day. There are some amazing days out which can accommodate the care needs, whilst also enjoying the time together, allowing those caring and who they care for an opportunity for something different.
If you need more information on how to organise or find respite care, contact your local council or read more about getting a break.
Remember Carers or anybody working in the care industry in any role, be it unpaid or paid, can sign up to Discounts For Carers for free to get discounts on short breaks and much more.