Carers retreat breaks

What does it do?

Need a break from caring? In association with the Council, Breathing Space health and wellbeing programme at the London Buddhist Centre are running carers retreats, free short breaks for carers who live and care for someone who lives in Hackney.

The retreats provide a complete break for carers. Free travel, accommodation and food is provided.

The retreats take place at a beautiful retreat centre in Suffolk. These retreats can give you -
  • a complete break from caring
  • new skills and strategies to use in your daily lives to help manage stress and to look after yourself
  • the chance to make new friends – helping you deal with the feelings of isolation that can come with being a carer
  • time to relax, enjoy the countryside, make friends and have fun!  

Who it is for?

for carers who live and care for someone who lives in Hackney.

A carer is someone who provides help and support to a partner, child, parent, other relative, friend or neighbour, who could not manage without their help. This could be due to age, physical or mental illness, addiction or disability.  It does not mean a professional care-worker in a nursing home, or someone employed by a disabled person.

Where it is available?

Local service (Hackney).

How to access or apply for it:

To apply to go on the next carers retreat please contact Hackney Council on 020 8356 6262 to request a carers assessment


Info last updated:

Hackney Service Centre, 1 Hillman Street, London, E8 1DY