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Factsheets / Taking a break

Taking a break

A4 factsheet – UK1016_118

20 pages

This factsheet outlines the different types of breaks that are available, how to get alternative care, and how to plan and fund your break. It also includes a list of organisations that provide breaks or can help you organise a break.

This factsheet applies to people living in England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland and is available as a free download on the Taking a break page on the Carers UK website. Last updated in November 2019.

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