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A flexible, reliable service for Carers that can provide support when it is most needed

Book Your Own Breaks


Carers have told us they want more flexibility and control around booking a break. This new online service allows carers to find and book a Care support worker online in a few clicks.

Crossroads Care across Hertfordshire, along with Herts County council and an organisation called Slivers of time worked together to develope this new enterprise. The Book Your Own Break service is available on line 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, enabling Carers to have control and flexibility in making a booking at a time that suits them.

The system will allow you to arrange a care service in just a few clicks and is available to you if you purchase care privately or if you receive support from the local authority.

The system is easy to use but we are always happy to offer assistance to yourself, a relative or anyone acting on your behalf.

Breakaway for Carers...   is a Hertfordshire County Council online service for Carers in Watford, with the service extended soon to the Hertsmere area. The service provides a volunteer befriender to come and stay with the person needing care allowing the Carer time and a break.



Book your own breaks video

Hertfordshire County Council

Slivers of time

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