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What is respite?

Being a carer can be difficult and frustrating and everybody needs a little break from time to time.

This could be an hour to have your hair done or a weekend away to get some rest. Respite provides this opportunity to alleviate some of the stresses associated with being a carer. It can also be refreshing for the supported person.

Why might you want respite?

  • To take some time for yourself
  • To have a holiday
  • Opportunity to meet new friends and other carers
  • Take a break from the person you support
  • Spend quality time with other friends or family members
  • To regain your own health and well being
  • Just to get out the house and have a change of scenery

Respite tailored to meet your needs:

Some Carers may only be able to get away for short periods of time. They may just want an hour to spend having their hair or nails done, attend an appointment or to meet a friend for a coffee.

Other carers may wish to send their supported person to respite so that they can spend time at home to recuperate and see other family members or friends

Some carers prefer respite with their supported person but would like to get away from the home and their everyday routine. This can include spending time as a whole family and have a break from the rut that carers can find themselves in if they are stuck in the house.

There are many types of respite that can be tailored to suit the needs of you and the person you care for. Please follow the link to find a type of repsite that meets your needs. 

Types of Respite



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