In the UK today there are more than six million people looking after a family member, partner or friend, often isolated and unsupported. The Saga Respite for Carers Trust was launched to help carers aged 50 and over by providing a much needed holiday for the carer and a friend.
Keeping Mum blogger Marianne Talbot explains why having a break can benefit both you and the person you care for.
You can help support the work of the Saga Respite for Carers Trust by making a donation today. Saga Group covers all the UK overheads and administrative costs. All donations received will contribute towards proving that much needed break for carers.
Our short film introduces you to some of the carers who have received a break through the Trust, and shows just what it meant to them to be able to take some much needed time out from their caring responsibilities.
Nominations for 2015 have now closed. Our 2016 nominations will open on on 1st January.
Excerpts of letters from beneficiaries of the trust, including Rhian Jones who enjoyed a respite break to the Coastline Hotel in Malta.
The Saga Respite Charitable Trust is a UK registered charity (No 1124709). Registered Office: Enbrook Park, Folkestone, Kent, CT20 3SE.
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The aim of Saga Respite for Carers Trust is to give carers a break, by providing hundreds of free holidays a year for carers and their companions.