A carer typically receives the equivalent of £1.58 an hour in benefits for what they do. Getting a break is not easy. Not only is there the stress of ensuring the person you care for is in good hands, but finding good, affordable places to go to can be just as hard. So it is fantastic to see carer-friendly breaks advertised and charities trying to provide them in different part of the country.
Eight young carers in Somerset got a chance to enjoy their bank holiday. Mind have an affordable seaside holiday home just for carers in Norfolk, The Kiloran Trust welcome carers to their home in West London, Carers in Wiltshire, Time for Carers in Suffolk and Carers Gloucestershire all have website dedicated to helping carers find a break. There are many more across the UK and we’re proud to be doing our bit to ensure carers get a break.