Respite care

Carers and the people they are caring for may be entitled to respite care. This can be a temporary place in residential accommodation or the provision of an alternative qualified carer to give both the  carer and their family a break.
Respite care is a key support to families and, when a child is involved, it is organised to suit the needs of that child and its family. It can take place in a hospital, residential setting or in the child's own home.It gives parents free time to give them a rest, to spend time with their other children or in an emergency.
We also offer young carers and their families support, information and advice. The service provides recreational respite, advocacy, a befriending service and therapeutic support to young people who have caring responsibilities for a relative with a long-term illness or disability.

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