Respite care for adults

If you undertake a caring role you may experience problems with stress or ill health. You and the person you care for, may benefit from day respite or residential respite care.

Caring for someone 24 hours a day, seven day a week, means that a break is essential to maintain wellbeing and allow the carer to continue caring.

What is respite care?

You may be entitled to respite care services if you care for an older person or someone who has a learning or physical disability or a mental health problem.

Short periods of respite, either at home or in a day centre, can be provided to support the carer to do the things they want or need to do.

Residential respite care can be provided to enable the carer to have a break from their caring role.

How much does it cost?

If you are eligible for any of these services you may need to contribute something towards the cost. We will carry out a financial assessment and benefits check for you to determine any contribution you are required to make.

How do I apply? 

To apply for respite care you will need a carer's assessment from a social care practitioner. If you would like to arrange an assessment or find out more information, please call 01344 351500 or email us at

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