The Healthcare Appointment Respite Grant is available to pay for respite services for carers who have no care provision in place or pay for care themselves.

Funding can be applied for to meet the costs of respite for healthcare appointments such as counselling, physiotherapy or GP appointments, training or courses that help in their caring role such as dementia training or moving and handling, and pre-employment activities such as job interviews. The guidance can be viewed here. Carers should contact Care for the Carers for information or to request the funding.