Time For You
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.
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.