Caring for someone can be rewarding, but it can also have an impact on your physical and mental health. It's important to make sure you take time for yourself and look after your own health and wellbeing needs.
If you provide unpaid care to someone who cannot cope without your support, you can get a carer's assessment. The assessment is a conversation about your wellbeing and the support you need in your caring role. This includes support for your health and wellbeing.
Carers breaks provide a personalised, flexible break from caring. They're free, and can make it easier for you to have a life outside of caring, take more control of your life, and improve your wellbeing.
A break could give you time to enjoy your hobbies, exercise, learn a new skill, or meet up with friends.
Carers breaks are available from Carers Matter Norfolk. You will only be offered a carers break if the person you support is not already receiving replacement care.