We may be able to help if you need a break from caring for the adult you look after.
There are options available to support the person you care for while you are away.
For some carers, this may mean arranging for the person they care for to be looked after in a care home. For others, it may be a package of care to support the person they care for to stay at home.
We can talk to you about how to get a longer break and help you plan.
If you need ongoing breaks for longer than 18 hours, ask us for a carers assessment. We’ll have a chat with you to understand your day-to-day life as a carer and we'll work out what we can do to help you.
Carers in Hertfordshire can help you to get a break so you can do something healthy. In the past carers have got gym memberships, weekend breaks and even snowboarding lessons.
Breakaway for Carers is a free service where a volunteer will come and sit with the person you look after for a few hours.
We have approved and trained all volunteer sitters. We match the sitter to your needs.
Currently this service is only available in:
- St Albans
Call Breakaway for Carers:
Interested in volunteering for Breakaway for Carers?