Caring means something different for everyone – but one thing that carers tell us all the time is that they cannot keep going without a break.
Caring for somebody can be a full time job – so breaks are vital to your own well being and quality of life.
There are a number of ways that you can take a break from your caring role, sometimes it just takes a phone call to a family, friend or neighbour.
Crossroads Care schemes provide respite in the home, using trained staff. Many Crossroads schemes do not charge although there is often a waiting list for their services.
There are voluntary organisations who have befriending services, there is the Visiting Library through KCC or maybe you could do with a holiday, together or apart from each other. There are lots of possibilities.
There are some great breaks available for carers too, call the office for more information.