Respite care offers carers a break from caring, by providing replacement support. We explain the options and how to fund it.
Planning respite care
We explain the importance of planning ahead, how to access local authority respite care and considerations when choosing respite care.
Financing respite care
There are several options open to you when it comes to financing respite care, such as funding from the local authority, charities or self-funding.
Day care centres
We explain how to arrange day care, the perfect way to give you a few hours’ break from caring on a regular basis.
Respite care and support at home
If you need a break from your caring duties, there are a number of options for arranging extra support at home, both short and long term.
Respite care in a care home
If you need a complete break from caring for a short time, the person you care for may be able to stay in a care home temporarily.
Organising friends and family to help
Are there other people who would be willing and able to help you look after the person needing care?
It can be difficult to broach a subject that might upset a loved one - a little planning should help.
If you think your loved one isn’t receiving suitable care for their needs, we explain the best action to take.
If you care for someone, you can arrange a carer’s assessment to find out if you’re eligible for support.