Health and social care

Short breaks and holidays for carers

A number of organisations in York can help you take some time off from your caring role by offering information, advice and support.

These organisations can also signpost you to other services you may need.

Short breaks services include:

  • sitting services where somebody sits with the person you care for, to allow you some time for yourself
  • group meetings with other carers or events and activities for carers
  • support for the person you care for when you go away

You could also be eligible for a short break through a direct payment or personal budget as part of the person you care for's social care needs assessment or through a carer's assessment from York Carers Centre.

Also see

Adult Social Care Community Team

Telephone: 01904 555111, Textphone: 07534 437804

West Offices, Station Rise, York, YO1 6GA

Adult Social Care Emergency Duty Team

Contact the Emergency Duty Team for assistance.

We're available between 5.00pm and 8.30am, Monday to Friday, 24 hours a day over weekends (between 5.00pm Friday until 8.30am Monday), and 24 hours on bank holidays.

Telephone: 01609 780780