Short breaks for carers (also known as respite) gives you time off from your caring role as well as enabling you to do something that you want to do for yourself.
Whether it's for a week, one morning a week or just occasionally. Various options are available and the person you care for will be looked after or supported by someone else.
Arranging a break
Care can be provided to the person you care for following an appropriate community care assessment. This can be arranged by contacting the Early Intervention and Prevention Team on 0345 30 111 20 or email AccessTeam@pkc.gov.uk
The person you are caring for stays in a care home while you are away.
For more information, please contact the Early Intervention and Prevention Team on 0345 30 111 20 or email AccessTeam@pkc.gov.uk
Flexible Residential Respite
You don't have to take all the nights in one go.
Respite Voucher Scheme - Respite at home
Respite Vouchers provide the chance to have a few hours of care in the home of the person you care for. This will allow you to have time off from your routine and give you a break from caring.
For more information contact PKAVS on 01738 567076 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Support for Unpaid Carers
Watch the following short video for a brief outline of the help that is available in Perth & Kinross for unpaid carers
Hospital to Home for Carers - Advice for Carers in Perth & Kinross about what support is available when the person they care for goes into hospital.
Emergency Plans for Carers - A short video about Emergency Plans to help unpaid carers.
Joint Carers Strategy - Information about Perth & Kinross Joint Carers Strategy 2019-22.
If you would like information on what benefits you may be entitled to as a carer, please see our Carer's Benefits page.