It’s important for everyone to take a break to recharge their batteries and even more so when you have the responsibility of a caring role.

Taking a break can mean several things:-

  • Pursuing a hobby or sport you enjoy
  • Spending time with friends & family
  • Trying something new
  • Going on holiday

Taking regular breaks (respite) is a vital way of helping you maintain your wellbeing. It is important that you understand the options available to you and how to access them when planning a break.

The WICH “Getting a Break” factsheet details important information regarding taking and arranging breaks. If you would like to discuss this information please call the Carer Helpline on 0300 012 4272.