A large number of informal, friends and family carers do not identify themselves as such, because it is felt that is a “duty” or “just part of life” when you love someone. However, over time it can have an effect on the carer as well as the relationship between them and the cared-for individual. Everyone needs a break sometimes, and some time to be themselves and enjoy the things they hold dear.
Our Respite services –sometimes called ‘sitting’ services – provide a member of our team to remain with a client whilst their carer takes time to care for themselves. Whether it’s a couple of hours per week to allow the carer a round of golf or coffee with friends, to overnight support to get a good night’s sleep.