Brent Carers Centre is now a member of the Care Free Breaks Scheme. Carefreebreaks provides short breaks for unpaid carers (such as family carers) in hotels and holiday cottages provided free-of-charge by owners during the low season.
To take advantage of the offer carers must be aged 21 and over. They must also be able to pay for their travel costs to the location, and have money for food, etc. when they are there.
Carers need to be caring for 35+ hours per week. Carers will not be financially assessed.
Carers can take a friend or partner with them on the break – but unfortunately not the person they care for.
Carefreebreaks have hotels/cottages around the UK but the ones closest to London are:
- Southend where they get bed breakfast and evening meal for 3 or 7 nights; and
- Newmarket, Suffolk where the carer and +1 will get bed and breakfast for 3 or 7 nights.
Breaks are currently available between now and the end of June 2018.
Carers may be ask for a voluntary contribution of £25 from each person. To find our more or to be prioritised for a free break, please Contact Us.