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Getting a break

There are different types of breaks for both people with dementia and for carers.

People with dementia may like to consider going for days out with organisations like Triple ‘A’ or YPWD (if you are under the age of 65).

The Alzheimer’s Society has a Befriending Service that matches people with dementia with volunteers to share hobbies etc.

Support with Confidence also has a list of self-employed Personal Assistants who offer a range of services including supporting with social activities and sitting services. You may also want to consider local Day Centres.

There are organisations that provide supported holidays for people with dementia and their carers these include:

Home Care Agencies may be able to provide sitting services or live-in care to provide carers with a break. Alternatively care homes may offer ‘respite’ beds if they have availability.

Support for carers

Carers are entitled to a Carers Assessment.

Carers may also be interested in accessing the Carers Understanding Dementia training course or Talking Therapies to assist with stress management.

Contact Information

Dementia Adviser

Available: Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm