I've been lucky enough to get a carers break paid through my Carers Assessment for the last 2 years and will hopefully get a grant again this year for £300. They don't mind how you spend it and so I have opted for cheap accommodation but eeked it out so my break lasts for 10 days and costs next to nothing as I would be spending on food and petrol anyway. Last year I was fortunate in that Dad was being CHC funded for the best part of my 10 day break but the funding finished and he does not qualify in their eyes. dad has deteriorated and I am uncertain if I could leave him overnight with confidence. I think it would be ok if he had early morning plus late eve visits as I have confidence in his current agency. If he has to have meals delivered plus 3 vists a day , I can see the cost of the care bill approaching 10 x 3 x £23 plus meals 10 x £10 approaching £800. This is making my "free" holiday seem somewhat expensive and wondering if I should cancel. There is no way in a million years Dad would "go into respite". What would you do?