Getting a break from caring Kent Carers Matters is a campaign developed by five Carer organisations in Kent. As part of the campaign we want to give Carers more opportunities to have their say about issues that affect them. We want to understand more about any barriers you face in getting the breaks you need from caring. This survey will take less than 5 mins to complete. Thank you for your time. OK Question Title * 1. Who do you care for? Tick one. A family member A partner A friend A neighbour I care for more than one person OK Question Title * 2. Are you able to get the breaks you need from caring? Yes No OK Question Title * 3. How do you take a break from caring and what would a good break look like for you? OK Question Title * 4. If you ever struggle to get the breaks you need from caring, why is that? Tick all that apply from the following list. The costs of paying for or contributing to the cost of a break The person I care for isn't willing to accept care from other people The care needed for the person I care for is not on offer (e.g. they need specialist support) I'm not confident in the quality of care available for the person I care for I don't know how to go about getting a break from caring Other (please specify) OK Question Title * 5. Which Kent local authority area do you live in? Ashford Borough Council Canterbury City Council Dartford Borough Council Dover District Council Maidstone Borough Council Sevenoaks District Council Shepway District Council Swale Borough Council Thanet District Council Tonbridge and Malling Borough Council Tunbridge Wells Borough Council Gravesham Borough Council Other (please specify) OK Question Title * 6. How old are you? 16-17 18-24 25-34 35-44 45-54 55-64 65-74 75+ OK Question Title * 7. How would you describe your gender? Male Female Prefer not to say Other, please specify OK Question Title * 8. If you want to find out more about getting a break from caring contact one of the Carer organisations in Kent. Find out what's available in your area by visiting www.kentcarersmatter.co.uk/support OK DONE - THANK YOU FOR YOUR TIME.