Mytime is deliciously simple. It connects unpaid carers who could benefit from a break from their demanding roles with businesses and organisations offering complimentary leisure, cultural and educational activities.
What is a carer?
A carer is anyone who cares unpaid for a friend or family member, who due to illness, disability, a mental health problem or an addiction, cannot cope without their support. Carers must live in the specific local authority to benefit from Mytime and must be caring for someone over the age of 18.
Why do carers need breaks?
1 in 5 carers have not had a break from their caring role in 5 years (Carers UK). Carers play a vital role in our society and the number of carers in the UK is increasing each year. 20% of carers are providing over 50 hours of unpaid care each week.
Being a carer can have a huge impact on your life including impacting your relationships, finances and confidence. Mytime has come out of our work supporting carers at Liverpool Carers Centre where carers were telling us about how difficult it was for them to get a break.
How do Mytime breaks work?
We now have a large number of generous organisations who donate breaks including theatre tickets, afternoon tea, sports sessions, spa packages, meals and overnight stays.
How it works:
1. Organisations and businesses kindly donate a contribution to Mytime
2. This offer is passed on to carers who are members of Mytime
3. The Mytime team will then liaise with the organisations and businesses to book the carer in
4. The carer enjoys the break!
Individual and Group breaks
Businesses donate breaks for individual carers to enjoy with a friend or family member and group breaks for groups of carers, such as an afternoon tea for a group of carers. Group breaks are a great way to meet other carers who may face similar challenges – we have had great feedback from these breaks.
Where are Mytime breaks available?