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Respite and a break from caring

Caring for someone can be very tiring and you may need a break. If you don't have friends and family who can visit and help you, your local social services or other organisations may be able to provide respite care. Respite care is when someone takes over the caring work you do for a short time to give you a break.

This library is for all carers looking after someone who is unable to care for themselves.

If you are caring for a someone with a terminal illness, it can be both rewarding and challenging. Information from Marie Curie can help you know what to expect – from day-to-day caring to looking after your own needs. Please visit our site via the useful links.

The information available from this website is not intended to replace any advice from health, social care or other professionals. We suggest that you consult with a qualified professional about your individual circumstances. Read our legal disclaimer for more information.