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Short breaks from caring

Short breaks from caring

Overview

Looking after someone can be difficult, but you can have a break. 

Short breaks, also called respite care, are provided with the aim of enhancing and developing the quality of life of a person who has support needs and their carer. 

It's important you find time for yourself, your family and your friends. It can be challenging to look after someone if you don't take time out. 

A break for you can also help the person you're looking after. Short breaks can be provided within or outwith an individual's home.

The information was last updated on: 21st December 2015

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