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Respite care

Respite care delivers planned short-term care and time-limited breaks from the demands of caregiving a sick, ageing, or disabled elderly family member. We also provide short breaks to help those who need to recuperate after a hospital stay, gaining support before they are well enough to return home.

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Giving carers a rest, while your loved one is in safe hands

If you are a carer who spends your time looking after a loved one at home, it’s important that you give yourself some time to recharge your batteries. At our care homes, we provide respite breaks, so you can take time to relax, knowing that your loved one is safe and happy in the care of our dedicated teams.

Caring for someone you love can sometimes be physically and emotionally tiring. It’s important for carers to have the opportunity to take a well-deserved rest, so they can continue to carry on doing such an amazing job.

At our care homes, we can provide respite care to support carers’ breaks. Anything from one to six weeks at a time, giving carers the chance to relax and recharge their batteries.

Many of our care homes offer pre-bookable respite breaks, for example, many carers would love the opportunity to book a holiday in advance or take a trip to visit friends or family, but want the peace of mind that their loved one will be well looked after and have good company. Our staff pride themselves on caring for your loved ones like members of their own extended family, so you can rest assured that they are happy, enabling you to truly relax.

Alternatively, respite care breaks are available for people who live completely independently. For example, if family members who regularly visit you are going away and you would prefer to have some company rather than staying at home.

With every respite break, you will have your own furnished bedroom and a dedicated team who are on hand round-the-clock, providing care bespoke to your individual needs. Our homes have their own chefs who pride themselves on preparing freshly-cooked, delicious meals, with home-baked cakes for afternoon tea.

Each home has a member of the team who is dedicated to providing interesting and stimulating activities, which enrich the lives of those in their care.

Respite care homes near you

Our care homes offer a wide range of respite care breaks near you, which can provide those receiving care with a change of scenery and the wonderful company of our teams and residents.

Paying for respite care

Our respite care breaks vary across our homes and are based on each individual’s personal needs. To find out more please call 0800 917 0478.


Find Respite Care services near you

We offer respite care services at locations throughout England and Scotland.

Use our Find a care home search to locate respite care services near you. Alternatively, contact us and we can assist you in finding a suitable home in your area.

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