Respite breaks for carers
Our Short Breaks Bureau can help arrange a break for the person you care for so that you both get a break. Other local services can help too.
Breaks can be provided as a one-off or on a more regular basis and can range from a couple of hours to a couple of weeks or longer. You and the person you care for can both enjoy a change of routine, either together or separately.
How to get a short break
Dumfries and Galloway Carers Centre will refer carers who are eligible for respite support. You need to fill in a referral and Adult Carers Support Plan which will highlight your caring needs.
Funding short breaks
Short breaks can be funded in different ways.
- Paid for through self-directed support
- Charitable funding
- Provided as part of current care package
- Partially funded - shared between you and the local authority
- Payed for completely by you
Even if you have to pay for a short break yourself our Short Breaks Bureau can still help with advice and information.
Other ways to get a break
You'll still need an Adult Carers Support Plan but there are other organisations who can help you to get a break.