Shared Lives - Paid Breaks and Respite

Being a Shared Lives carer will be rewarding but may also be challenging at times, it is therefore important that our Shared Lives carers have the opportunity to take breaks from their caring role from time to time.  We will support you by;

  • Giving you up to 28 days of paid break from your role each year

  • Helping you to organise breaks, using our short break service or other alternatives as arranged by the social worker. 

 • Assessing Support Carers who could offer support in your place when you take a holiday

  • Supporting you in an emergency and working closely with adult social care services.