Short breaks

Short breaks give you and your carer, if you have one, a break away from the pressures and demands of the caring situation. This enables you to recharge and cope better with life at home.

There are various ways to take a short break including:

  • in your home or in your local community with people to support you
  • using a care home
  • using self-catering accommodation

Direct payments

You can arrange your own short break by using a direct payment.