Unpaid carers of all ages in Wales will benefit from a £9m fund to set up a new national short breaks scheme.
The three-year investment will increase opportunities for unpaid carers to take a break from their caring role and will deliver a key Programme for Government commitment.
A short break is a service, support or experience, which helps an unpaid carer take time away from their caring responsibilities. It could be a chance to visit the gym, learn a new skill or de-stress by going for a walk or reading a book. A short break could also be a trip away from home with family or friends and could also involve spending time with the person they support and care for.
This new scheme aims to transform the way unpaid carers access respite and short breaks in Wales.