Many carers rate the opportunity to have a break from their caring role as one of the most important things to them, as it provides an opportunity to rest, take part in activities that they wouldn’t normally be able to whilst having peace of mind that the person they care for is being looked after. You might find it helpful to look through thehelping you to care factsheet first as this explains more about breaks. If you want to search for services in your area use our online Warwickshire directory.
We want you to get the best out of your break. If you’re not sure what you want to do, or what you can afford to do, then you might want to check out the promotions and offers for carers in Warwickshire on this page. Some of the offers are for carers to enjoy by themselves, others can be enjoyed with the person you care for.
Guideposts Trust employs experienced Carer Support Workers who will give you a chance to talk and be heard. Carer Support Workers are non-judgemental and take pride in being a ‘listening ear’ for carers.
Information and advice on employment, finance and benefits.
Guideposts runs a number of innovative supported training projects.
Information on services, eligibility and having an assessment.
A carer’s assessment is your chance to discuss the effect that caring has on you. You will be asked about how this impacts on your ability to have a break, pursue social or leisure activities, continue or begin in employment or undertake training opportunities.
Information about the young carers project.
Video – support for carers
In this short film you’ll see three examples of people who have benefited from the support services available to carers in Warwickshire.Watch on YouTube