What Carers Say

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“Excellent. I loved it all. It was great to be with other carers who understand”

“The mytime staff were lovely and put me at ease. I was so nervous at first. The food was exceptional and the company was great. I would like to express my gratitude; the rest of my week was hugely draining and emotional and it is easy to get completely overwhelmed”

“I liked the companionship and talking to others in a similar situation”

“It was a great social activities. I have been quite isolated”

“Being given this opportunity by mytime has helped me to regain my confidence to do things by myself. I have always done things with my husband but as I now care for him, I felt I had lost that part of my life. I can’t thank everyone enough. You don’t know the difference that it has made to my life”

“I was absolutely stunned at today’s event. I am so grateful to all who made this day possible. I can’t say what it means to me that you would do all this just for me (and all the other carers). I care for my 92 year old mum who has dementia, just the two of us at home and I love her dearly. We go everywhere together and I do feel guilty when I don’t include her but today was so lovely chatting and laughing with other carers. I felt free, if that’s the correct term. I told mum all about it when I came home. I brought the menu back and the kind ladies who did the catering packed a plate to bring back for her”

“Had the most wonderful time. From the minute we stepped into the hotel we were made to feel really special. Nothing was too much trouble”

“It was exactly what I needed and I feel more chilled, relaxed and able to continue with my caring role because of it”

“I am glad I got to spend some quality time with my daughter and I feel more relaxed as a result”

“The hotel was lovely and I feel more rested and able to continue”

“I had a proper pamper time and I can’t thank you enough. The staff at the hotel were wonderful and put us at ease. It was a real treat and just the boost that we needed. It was great to get time with my daughter away from the caring role – it could not have come at a better time”

“I stayed in the hotel with my wife who has taken long term leave from work to help look after our son. It takes all of our time, commitment and energy and although we wouldn’t have it any other way, it is still draining. It was lovely to get away without having to worry and fantastic being able to sleep – I slept for 12 hours straight in the hotel”

“Can’t thank everyone enough. Made me realise just how stressed I was and I know I need to look after myself a bit more. I feel great”

“I haven’t had a break from my caring role in over four years so it has been overdue!”

“This little break away in such a lovely hotel has helped take my mind off things”

“It was exactly what I needed: to spend time alone away from my caring role and have a chance to actually relax and breathe”

“It was great to have the opportunity to devote time to my son away from the caring role and it was wonderful to see him carefree and relaxed. We watched the huge ship coming in the following morning. The night away was just what we needed and as a result I feel more positive, rested and was energised when I returned home”

“It’s a fantastic thing they’re doing for carers and it makes a huge difference”

“It was great to get some time with my partner, you kind of neglect relationships when you are caring for someone so it was really good to have a breather away from it”

“It was great to be waited on for a change”

“I found myself totally relaxed”

“Pure escapism, thank you. I switched off for a couple of hours”

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