Short breaks and holidays for carers

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

These organisations can also act as a gateway 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

As part of assessing the social care needs of the cared for person or a carer's assessment from York Carers Centre, you may be eligible for a short break in the form of a direct payment or personal budget.

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