Carole has been having respite during the day, once a week for the last six months which has been great. However, she would love to be able to visit her daughter and grandchildren which would mean being away overnight. Carole spoke to her respite provider and has arranged for extra respite, so she can have overnight visits with her daughter. Her Advisor has also encouraged her to use some of the day-time respite to do stuff purely for herself (e.g., go to a yoga class, have lunch with friends, etc).
Paul has been the sole carer for his wife Janet since her diagnosis. So far, he has been reluctant to use paid respite, relying on family and friends to give him a break. He’s now realising that that isn’t enough. He’s visited a few day respite centres and has found a local respite centre for Janet to attend one day a week. This will give him a much-needed break, allowing him time to recharge and do some stuff for himself.