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Flexible Breaks Fund

The Flexible Breaks Fund pays for carers to have a break from their caring role. It’s for parents and carers who provide unpaid care or support to an Islington resident aged 17 and under.

The person they care for could be their child, a relative, friend or neighbour who can’t manage without their support. This could be because of illness or emotional or behavioural issues. 

The carer must live in the same household as the person being cared for. 

How to apply

Download an application form (PDF, 599KB). The form must be endorsed by a professional. 

More information 

Phone: 0207 527 7116 

Email: flexiblebreaks@islington.gov.uk

Help for young carers 

This scheme is not available to young carers, but we have special support for carers under 25

Phone: 020 7272 6933 

Email: islington.youngcarers@family-action.org.uk 

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