For everyone providing learning disability care for a child or loved one, getting a break – even for a short while – is vital. This respite support is recognised by local authorities and financial assistance is offered to help with the costs involved.
Over the years, we have supported many families in this position. We can provide shorter periods of respite – from a few hours a week to allow Mum to go shopping, to a day trip with the client to allow the family a little “down-time”. Or more regular periods of time such as weekly day breaks. Or for longer periods of time by either taking the client away on a short break or a longer holiday, or by allowing the rest of the family to go on a break of their own, by taking over the support in the family home.
In all cases we work closely with the family to record a comprehensive plan of support, taking account of routines and specific needs, and in many the cases this becomes a plan that is used to provide a more regular pattern of respite support, spread across the months and year.
For more information on Respite Support, please call us 01202 724900.
Contact us if you have an emergency related to an elderly or disabled person living at home, are concerned about a friend, relative or yourself coping at home alone, need to chat through care options, or are after general information and advice.