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.
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