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Relaxing Breaks for Carers

Relax, meet new people and learn new stress management skills at a wellbeing break for carers. Organised by Birmingham Carers Hub’s partner Birmingham Buddhist Centre, carers can enjoy some ‘me’ time and recharge their batteries.

Enjoy refreshing sleep in the comfortable and peaceful surroundings of Evesham in Worcestershire and Charney Bassett in Oxfordshire.

PLEASE NOTE: Charney Manor is now fully booked!

Meet other carers in a friendly and understanding atmosphere while you learn yoga, tai chi and meditation. Dine on home cooked food catered to your needs and let the experienced and friendly team take care of you. As your break draws to a close you will be equipped with the skills that you have learned to put into practice when you return home to help you destress and relax.

All transport, food and accommodation are provided free of charge to carers unless you want to make an optional donation towards the cost of the break.


  • You need to be a carer, who cares for more than 10 hours per week
  • You need to live in the Birmingham City Council area and your postcode will be checked
  • You also need to be over 18
  • Priority will be given to carers who have not been on a break in the last 12 months
  • You can be of any faith or no faith to qualify, you do not have to be Buddhist. The Birmingham Buddhist Centre has been offering breaks for carers for 16 years.


How to apply for a wellbeing break
When you apply, your name will be added to a list and you will be contacted two months before the break offering you a place if one is available. Once you have confirmed that you still want the place, your dietary needs and accommodation requests will be noted. If the date isn’t suitable for you, the next date will be offered until a place can be found that you are able to take. If you are not already registered with the Birmingham Carers Hub, the Birmingham Buddhist Centre can do that for you.

Have you got a query? Take a look at these frequently asked questions.

To find out more or to book please contact Sunny on 07426 542272 or email carersbreaks14@gmail.com

Quotes from carers

“Meeting other people in the same situation…we get a lot of help from that, talking to people at different stages and from different walks of life.”

“Everything is taken care of here, just focus on me or chat to others, or do activities, no cooking/cleaning etc.”

“Helped me mentally, physically and psychologically”