Find out about breaks for unpaid carers

Unpaid carers who feel in need of a break may be entitled to a Make a Difference Break from the charity Carers in Herts.

Monday, 20th March 2017, 9:09 am
Updated Friday, 24th March 2017, 11:12 am
Carers support advisor Calvinder Mandair talks to a carer

And there’s a chance to find out more about the scheme at a drop-in information event at Sportspace Hemel.

Carers in Herts, which provides information, advice and support to unpaid carers, recognises the importance of carers having time off from caring.

One way it offers respite for carers is through the Make a Difference Breaks service.

A Make a Difference Break is provided once, free of charge, to enable the carer to have a break and improve their health and wellbeing.

Project administrator Graham Lawrence said: “The break could be some complementary therapy, equipment to pursue a hobby, training or a qualification, a holiday, something to support you in keeping fit or anything else that will benefit you.”

Carers can find out more about the support Carers in Hertfordshire provides, including Make a Difference Breaks, at an information day from 10am to 1pm and 2pm to 4pm on Friday, March 31.

There will be a chance to enjoy a complementary therapy taster, tour the leisure centre and visit stalls highlighting types of breaks and organisations that have provided them.

In addition, one lucky person will win a £100 John Lewis gift voucher in a free prize draw.

Graham said: “We’d particularly like to welcome carers from Dacorum, Three Rivers and Watford along, as fewer carers from these boroughs have taken up the opportunity of a Make a Difference Break from caring.”

To find out more, call 01992 58 69 69 email [email protected] or visit