Why plan a break

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Caring for someone can be physically and emotionally tiring. It’s OK to want some time for yourself, and taking a break allows you to reduce your stress and recharge.

Planning regular breaks and taking time out can help you to avoid stress.

It’s a good idea to plan ahead because respite services are often busy and can get booked out. Booking early gives you a better chance of finding the respite that suits you, when you want it.

Respite care can also help the person you care for. They may like a change of scene, to socialise and meet new people, or take part in activities not available at home.