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Time out or a short break (respite)

We know that caring for someone else can be hard. Sometimes just having a short break from your day to day responsibilities can be all that is needed to help you continue to care for your relative, neighbour or friend.

Carers of Barking and Dagenham

If you care for a disabled child, or an adult or older person, Carers of Barking and Dagenham can offer you independent advice, support and practical help.
Carers of Barking and Dagenham offer information, support and advice for carers who care for a relative or friend. You can make an appointment to speak to them at one of their centres, or you can call them and ask them to visit you at home.

Below are a list of services Carers of Barking and Dagenham offer:

  • information about social care services
  • help with your carer's assessment
  • advice on getting welfare benefits
  • information on the support available for carers
  • support and leisure activities for young carers
  • specialist services for parent carers, and carers of people with mental health problems or dementia
  • specific services for Black, Asian and minority ethnic groups with staff from a range of cultural backgrounds
  • carer support groups
  • activities and events all year round
  • a free training programme for carers
  • counselling
  • opportunities to volunteer
  • help to get back to work

Carers Hub can support you.

Remember – being a carer is really hard work. Getting in touch with the Carers of Barking and Dagenham can really help you to feel supported in your caring role.