Taking a break from your caring role

Caring for somebody can be a full time job and it is important to ensure you regularly make time for yourself. Carers tell us that by doing something outwith their caring role every day, every week and month is one of the best stress relievers.

It is not always easy to do this however. We can help you think about what you would like to do, help point you to organisations, groups and respite centres that can help and, if necessary, help you access funding or support through your local social services. There is no ‘one size fits all’ and we can help you think about what would make a real difference to you.

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Not sure where to start? Our Wee Breaks hub is full of ideas and helpful pointers on where to start why not pop over and take a look!

See the information below for carers living in Edinburgh or Midlothian for more information on access and funding for short breaks.

If you live in Edinburgh please contact the VOCAL Edinburgh carer support team to find out more about organising a short break:

Contact VOCAL Edinburgh

Call 0131 622 6666 or email centre@vocal.org.uk

If you live in Midlothian please contact the VOCAL Midlothian carer support team to find out more about organising a short break:

Contact VOCAL Edinburgh

Call 0131 663 6869 or email midlothian@vocal.org.uk