Time 4 You
It's so important that people are able to achieve a break from their caring role and have something nice to look forward to and we'd all agree that this is more important than ever at the moment.Our Time 4 You project is currently running in Colchester and Tendring, and in Chelmsford, Maldon and Braintree and focuses on helping carers to achieve a truly personalised one-off break that has a real and genuine impact on their sense of well being.
One off Time 4 You grants of up to £100 enable carers to do something of their own choosing, aligned to their individual interests, hobbies and aspirations. Carers are asked to share with us the positive impact that their Time 4 You break has had on their well being.
Time 4 You breaks focus on a break from the pressures of the caring role and do not always have to mean a break from the person you care for. Lots of Time 4 You breaks are taken together so that people have something to look forward to and talk about afterwards with the person they care for.
Current restrictions and closures can mean it’s difficult to achieve some kinds of breaks but we’d encourage you to get your thinking caps on! Ask yourself, what could I do that would be a lovely break from my caring role and that I can achieve during lockdown?
These are just examples… the choice is yours; we are very open to new ideas. The more creative and effective the better!
No forms, no fuss; all we ask in return is that you have a couple of conversations with us, one before your Time 4 You break and another afterwards so that we can talk to you about your wellbeing and the difference the break makes to you.
To find out more, get in touch with our Project Worker, Stephanie Blackman or why not take a look below to find out what other Carers did to create some time for themselves in their caring role.