Expanding and improving regular breaks for carers – new guidance
Research by Carers UK shows 46 per cent of unpaid carers were unable to get a break in the last five years, even though they wanted one.
Evidence indicates that there needs to be a wider choice of breaks available, and to ensure they are accessible, personalised and enjoyable for both the carer – and the person they care for.
Health and social care commissioners have a role to play in shaping the market, and providers should take a more innovative approach to develop a wide range of breaks, available at different times to suit carers.
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