‘Respite’ means taking a break. When you are a carer, it’s important to regularly take time for yourself to rest and recharge. If you need a break, respite care services can look after the person you care for.

It's a good idea to find out more about respite services so you can plan breaks, and so you know what to do to get respite care in an emergency.

If you are feeling anxious or stressed, you can also talk with someone through our phone counselling or chat online with other carers on our online carer forum.

What is respite

Getting respite