Respite at home

Being a carer can be a rewarding experience. It can also be emotional, time-consuming, and physically demanding. You may find that your caring responsibilities mean you are unable to participate in leisure activities, attend appointments or take a much needed break.

If you are a carer you may be entitled to respite services. Respite breaks are useful if you or the person you care for are finding it difficult to cope and would benefit from a bit of 'time out'.

What is respite?

Respite can either take place in through a temporary placement in a care home, or we can arrange for a carer to support you at home.

Either option will allow you and the person you care for to have a holiday or a break for a few hours during the week.

If you are interested in accessing respite services, you should arrange to have an assessment from your social work department.