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Trust support for adult carers

There are a range of services available to give you a break from caring. Some of these will be provided to the person you are caring for and others provided directly to you as the carer. Speak to your social worker or Trust worker about these services.

Daytime and evening sitting

Someone can sit with the person you care for so you can go out during the day or in the evening. This gives you some important time to yourself.

Short stays in residential care

We can arrange a short stay in a residential care service or dedicated respite service for the person you care for. These breaks can range from one night to several weeks depending on your needs.

Day centres

Day centres can offer support to the person you care for. A range of support is available.

  • Day centres for older people
  • Day centres for people with learning disabilities
  • Day centres for people with mental health problems

Direct payments

A direct payment is an amount of money you may be able to receive instead of services from the Trust. You need to be assessed for direct payments beforehand.

Direct payments can give you greater flexibility as a carer. They allow you to choose who provides the support and how it is provided.

Read more about direct payments.

Support services specifically for carers

Speak to the Carers Support Service about some of the other carer support services we provide. These include:

  • complementary therapies to relax and relieve stress
  • carer away days
  • carers’ grants
  • carer support groups
  • carer training