The respite service gives carers a break from the daily responsibilities they face when caring for someone with a disability or frail older people. It also gives the person being cared for a break from their regular carer and the opportunity to enjoy an outing with someone else.
Respite services aim to:
- help carers and the person being cared for
- pair staff with the right skills with those using the service
- link those using the service with other relevant services
- offer enjoyable and appropriate activities for the person being cared for
- give carers information about other support services offered locally.
Respite services can be provided in several ways including:
- in your home, usually on a one to one basis
- in the community, where you can enjoy activities you’re interested in with the support of a respite worker.