Kingston Carers' Network are delighted to be able to refer our carers to Carefree for a one or two night break. The short breaks initiative is designed to give you some time away from your caring responsibilities. You are welcome to take a companion with you but not the person that you care for. If you want to travel alone, that’s fine too.
There are hundreds of potential breaks away listed on Carefree’s Breaks Hub. After being referred, unpaid carers can browse available options and submit a request for a specific hotel on specific dates. If available, a confirmation email will be sent to you and you’re all set to go!
There is no charge for the accommodation, but you are responsible for all other costs (transport, food, travel insurance etc.) and there’s a £25 admin fee to help with the cost of operating Carefree charity.
To qualify for a break you must be:
- Aged 18 or over
- Full-time unpaid carer (30+ hours per week)
- Able to arrange interim care
- Able to pay for extras (admin fee, transport, food, travel insurance etc.)