Thanks to the generosity of hoteliers and holiday cottage owners, we are able to offer short breaks at minimal cost for full-time unpaid caregivers in need of a break. There are two options:

  • HOTEL – 3 nights with 1 adult companion. Twin room. Breakfast included.
  • HOLIDAY COTTAGE – 7 nights with 1 adult companion and/or 2 children. Self-catering.

Care Free

The short breaks initiative is specifically designed to give caregivers some time away from their caring responsibilities. You are welcome to take a companion with you but not the person that you care for. If you can’t go for the full 3 or 7 days that’s OK. If you want to travel alone, that’s fine too.


Breaks are currently offered to eligible caregivers referred to us by a recognised support organisation. To qualify for a break you must be:

  • Aged 21 or over
  • Full-time unpaid carer (35+ hours per week)
  • Able to arrange interim care
  • Able to pay for extras