What does it do?
Respite care is usually a short stay from one to seven days stay in a residential home. People who can access this service include people who have care needs or are carers.
You may need respite care because the person who normally cares for you is going on holiday or needs a break themselves. A short break gives you the option to have your meals cooked for you and there’s plenty of company to enjoy.
Another choice for respite care could be to use the Shared Lives Scheme where you are matched up with a suitable family and go to stay with them for a night or a few days.
Who is it for?
You can get respite care if you:
are an older person
are disabled, including learning and physical disabilities
are being cared for at home
need a change or a break
have a carer who needs a rest
How do I access it?
When you get in touch with us, a care manager will come and see you to talk about what you need. This is called an assessment.
If you are looking after someone else, the care manager will discuss how we can best help you too.
We can involve anyone else who needs to be involved, such as your doctor, district nurse, family, other relatives and neighbours etc. This will only be done if you agree.
With the help of your family or carers, you can decide how to use your allocated respite care.
How can I find out more?
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