About short breaks
A short break is designed to give a break to the carer to let them take some time away from their caring role, knowing that the person they care for is being well looked after.
Anyone who carries out a caring role for a relative or friend may be offered short break services if they meet the eligibility criteria.
Day care services are also available at council-owned residential homes such as Suffolk Lodge.
Other places offering services can be found in our services directory, including:
- Residential care homes: offer short term care, providing help with daily living tasks such as washing, bathing, dressing and offering meal time help in a 24 hour care environment
- Nursing homes: offer the same services as residential care homes, as well as having trained nurses for specific nursing care needs
- Short break centres: provide short term care for physically disabled adults, with trained staff and interesting activities and outings
- EMI (elderly mentally infirm) homes offer specialist care for people with dementia
Read advice and information for carers on the NHS Choices website.
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