It is important that you have regular breaks from caring and have time to yourself. You can ask Adult Care staff for advice and information about local respite services, and whether they can arrange help for you, or you can approach other organisations yourself. Carers must have had a carers assessment to be eligible for assistance from Adult Care.
If you make your own arrangements, make sure that the people you talk to understand that you are looking for help that will allow you to have time to yourself, even if it is just for an hour or so.
Services that can help:
Crossroads Mid and West Wales
Crossroads Mid and West Wales offers practical support to carers, giving them a vital break away from their caring responsibilities. They can supply trained carer support workers, usually in the home, to relieve the carer for periods of time. Once they arrive, the carer is free to do as they wish - see friends, keep appointments, shop, study, work, or simply get some well-earned rest.
Almost all their services are offered free of charge and are adapted to suit each situation according to need and personal preference.