Short breaks and time out for carers

Breaks for carers

Carers who take breaks from their duties will be able to care for longer and stay fitter and healthier. Benefits can include catching up with everyday things such as:

  • meeting up with friends
  • meeting up with family
  • going shopping

Taking a break also give the person you care for:

  • a chance to meet new people
  • have a change of scenery
  • have a change to their routine

You can find a variety of breaks during the day, evening and weekend in or away from your home.

Types of breaks

Day centres offer a range of activities for older adults living alone, with their families or carers.

Other examples of breaks include:

Contact us to talk about the different types of break you could be entitled to.

Thurrock First

: 01375 511 000


Main opening hours are Monday to Friday, from 9am to 5pm.

Limited service on Monday to Friday from 7am to 9am and 5pm to 7pm, and on weekends and bank holidays from 7am to 7pm.

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