The wellbeing breaks include:
family holidays and outings
get well breaks
breaks in other special circumstances e.g. for carers and following bereavement
Although the holidays are normally for one week we recognise that family circumstances sometimes mean a shorter break of three or four nights is preferred. We can also help with day trips or leisure outings.
Get well breaks are designed to support any members, who are recovering from illness (including stress), accident or an operation and who are not in need of nursing care. Get well breaks can include children, or other dependants. We recognise that ill health can sometimes impact on the whole family and that there will be occasions when it will be beneficial for the person who is ill and the whole family to get away together. The service is flexible depending on your needs with a choice of accommodation such as hotels and guest houses or traditional convalescent facilities and shorter breaks.
UNISON can also provide respite breaks for carers with day to day responsibility for a disabled dependant breaks following bereavement of a partner or dependant child. for those with a terminal illness.
For more information, including an application form and guidance notes, visit the UNISON website at www.unison.org.uk/welfare/services_getwell.asp, e mail firstname.lastname@example.org telephone UNISON Welfare’s general enquiry line on 020 7551 1620, or contact the branch office and ask for one of the joint Welfare Officers.