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Time For You

0808 808 9876

Having a break from caring, if only for a few hours, is vital for your wellbeing and can also benefit the person you care for, if it means that you are happier or more relaxed. Our free Time For You service is only a call or message away.  Our short breaks service is only available up to 30th September 2017.

Having a break from caring.

Time For You might mean a trained care support worker could come to your home so you could have time away from your caring responsibilities.

Have A Break

Go to the cinema or theatre, meet up with friends for a meal, go for an outing or perhaps a few days away.

Look After Your Own Health

Keeping an appointment, for example, at the hospital or with the GP.

Keep Your Mind Active

Take a course, develop your knowledge and skills. You may be eligible for one of our Learning Grants to help with the costs of a course.

Spending Time Together

Time For You could include the person you’re caring for, so you can get out together to enjoy a social event or leisure activity.

Help At Home

Help with the housework and other household tasks. Support with hobbies you like to do together.

We do need a minimum of two working days notice to make arrangements for this service. Contact the Advice Line on 0808 808 9876 for Time For You.

** Please note if the person you’re caring for receives funding from social care or the NHS for you to have a break or respite, we are unable to offer you the Time For You service.**

Time For You can provide one-off or short-term support to give you time away from caring.

We are unable to provide ongoing long-term support through this service. If we identify that there is an ongoing or longer-term need for a break (time for you) we will work with you to explore the different options available which may include support from Adult Social Care or the NHS or paying for care privately.

How many hours can I receive through Time For You?

It depends on your assessed need and will be different for each person. Our trained Advisors will complete a Time For You assessment asking you a range of questions about your caring role and the impact upon your health and wellbeing.

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Norfolk Carers Services

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Carers Handbook
“My Carer Support Lead was approachable, knowledgeable and empathetic – an ideal first contact who was able to help.”
Individual Support Service feedback - local carer.
“I found my Carer Support Lead very friendly, informative and caring.”
Individual Support Service feedback - dementia carer
“By support and encouragement I was empowered to take control again of my own affairs which led to me having a full life once more.”
Individual Support Service - feedback local carer
“Although caring for my mum was hard work at times it was also enjoyable – I’m so glad I was able to do it, it’s great to be able to make someone feel comfortable.”
Caring as a positive experience - Male Carer
“Joan, 73, from Hoveton, cares for her husband, 75, who had a brain haemorrhage last year.  She found out about the support available from Norfolk Carers and took up some counselling to help her with the emotional side of caring and a short break to relax and go horse riding. She advises other carers to seek out information, advice and support:“You’ve got to think about the person you are caring for, but you must look after yourself too and not be frightened to ask for help.”
Joan - Hoveton
“My Carer Support Lead is an absolute star. She is always there when I need and has seen me through some difficult times.”
Individual Support Service - local carer feedback, Your Content Goes Here
“Mrs X said the grant was a considerable help in a very tight financial situation: “To say I am delighted a new fridge freezer is on its way is an understatement and I am so looking forward to the delivery.  My life will become much easier and I feel confident that the food held in it will now not defrost before I can get it cooked.  The help is very much appreciated.”
Funding Support feedback - local carer
“My Pilates course was excellent! I suffer from arthritis and it has helped this as well to keep me fit for caring. The Pilates/Yoga course gave me time to meet other people and enjoy the exercises. I am still carrying on the classes, keeping me supple to do my caring job.”
Local carer who cares for her 90 year old mother reflecting on how the Learning Grant has helped her maintain her health and wellbeing
“I now know if I need information you will only be a phone call away.”
Advice Line Survey feedback - Local carer
“Taking the course has increased my knowledge and made me look at things in a different perspective. I was a mental health nurse but this improved my understanding.”
Asperger's Carer feedback on Learning Grant
“I felt great after the short break (been caring for my 95 year old mum who has vascular dementia for 10 yrs) and ready to go back into her live-in care again. Thank you.”
Dementia Carer - benefits of Time For You

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