Short Break services let you take a Break

Caring for someone with special educational or behavioural needs is a full time job. Eventually there comes a time when you need to take some time for yourself. Taking a break from your caring role occasionally is a great way to relieve stress. This blog will show you some of the ways in which you can take time for yourself while the person you care for is in short break care.

Funding Your Break

You will potentially be able to fund your break privately, but this option isn’t open for everyone. If finance is standing in the way of you taking a break, there are a number of charities available to help you fund your getaway. Some carers will be eligible for financial support through their local authority, and many hospitality providers offer discounts or freebies for full-time carers.

Discover What Short Break Services are Available

There are a number of organisations that are available to help you to take some time off. One of the most important aspects of organising short break care is deciding what type of care is most suitable for the person you’re caring for.

Activity Support – a range of success based activities to build self-esteem in young people.

Domiciliary Care – a trained support worker comes to your home to help with the person you care for a couple of hours each week.

Independent Living – The person you care for can share accommodation with a number of other people, while having their own personal space to relax.

Start Planning YOUR Break!

There are so many relaxing getaways for carers to take. Whether it’s a walking holiday, a massage, a holiday in the countryside, you can relax and unwind for a while. Take a look at sites like Groupon for spa visits, for example.

For more information about the short break care available at Sportfit, why not get in touch? We would be more than happy to talk to you about our staff, services and what we have to offer the person you’re caring for.


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