Respite care

Respite care provides temporary support if your carer needs a break or time for other things.

What respite care helps with

Providing temporary care to replace the care that a carer would normally provide.

For who?

Anyone over the age of 18 who is already receiving help and support from a carer.

When?

Day and night

We offer up to 24 hour care

What is respite care?

Being a carer can be hard work. Sometimes carers might need to take a break. Respite care provides temporary support to replace care provided by your usual carer while they are away or taking a carer's break.

How can respite care help?

Our care workers can help and support you while your carer's away or doing other things. This might mean:

  • Helping with light housework tasks around your home or with your personal care, so your carer can do other activities   
  • Keeping you company while your carer's away
  • Taking you out for activities in the local area or to do something you enjoy.

If you're looking for additional support with household tasks, such as cleaning and gardening, please read the information about our domestic assistants service.

Examples of areas where we can help:

  • Washing yourself
  • Getting dressed
  • Getting up / going to bed
  • Preparing meals
  • Shopping
  • Light housekeeping
  • Keeping you company
  • Going to the toilet
  • Taking medication

How much support will I need?

Everyone's different, so the exact amount of support you'll need will depend on your personal situation.

Because our respite care services are completely tailored to your needs, we support you in whatever way's best for you: This may mean visiting you for a few hours each week, visiting you several times a day or providing help and support around the clock.

The first step is to contact us to talk about your needs, so that we can work with you to put together a plan for your care and support.