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Breaks for family carers

As a family carer you may find it difficult to make time for yourself, but it is important for you to take time from your caring role.  

There are many support groups and schemes in Suffolk which can provide respite, breaks and activities.

If you are looking for temporary respite care away from the home you can use websites such as the Care Quality Commission, or Bettercaring to find care homes and nursing homes.

Family Carer Innovation Grant Programme
 
Many local organisations are providing activities for family carers and the people they care for under the Family Carer Innovation Grant programme.
 
The Innovation Grant will continue this financial year (2015/16) to support local organisations, services and groups that benefit carers, The process for this is currently being developed and additional information and amendments will be added to this page in due course. 

Updated January 2016

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