Support for Carers Short breaks Alternative Short Breaks What is a Short Break? Put simply, a short break is any form of service or assistance which enables a carer to have sufficient and regular periods away from their caring routines or responsibilities. Who can access our Alternative Short Breaks Carers and young Carers (caring for children or adults). Carers who have not accessed similar type short breaks through ICC in the last 12 months. Carers who have not been referred or receiving short breaks from HSCP. Short breaks are available to Carers of all ages, gender, ethnicity, religion, race, sexual orientation, disability, caring responsibilities, economic and political affiliation. What costs can be met? A maximum of £150 will be made directly to the Carer to ensure they have choice and control over their break. Examples of items/services purchased using alternative short breaks funding are eg. walking boots, tablets, fitness equipment, garden equipment etc. Please click here to complete the online application form.