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respite care

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(Social Welfare) social welfare occasional, usually planned, residential care for dependent old or handicapped people, to provide relief for their permanent carers
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Short Break skiing is the perfect opportunity for anyone who can't manage a Friday to Friday or Saturday to Saturday ski holiday.
Therefore, the average number of short breaks taken by a UK resident is more than one per year, but 15% of UK adults have never taken a short break.
Carers often feel isolated so our short break groups encourage carers to take time out for themselves, socialise with other carers and learn new skills whilst expressing their individuality and creative flair.
The multi-purpose venue, which will host 12 men's and women's Olympic football matches starting on July 25, will team up with the travel firm - which is the official short break provider to the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games.
SUSSEX captain Michael Yardy is to take another short break from cricket as his recovery from depression continues.
It is hoped that the Caerphilly Visitor Guide 2009 will bring tourists to the area for a short break or holiday.
uk AVAILABLE DATES: Choose from 20 short break start dates available throughout March, April and May commencing on a Friday (3 night break) or a Monday (4 night break).
A NEW DVD has been launched narrated by rugby star Jonathan Davies, to help find new short break carers
Family members with disabled children should have the legal right to a short break, says Clare Tickell EIGHT in 10 families with disabled children described themselves as at, or close to breaking point, according to a recent survey.
Northern Ireland is so compact, everything is within a two hour drive, giving you more time to enjoy that well deserved Short Break.
But so many short break operators are slashing prices that Kirker is switching emphasis gently away from crowded centres like Paris and New York to lesser-known spots.