Our short breaks offer adults, children and young people with special needs a chance to access activities in the community, enabling them the opportunity to have fun, spend time away from their carers, develop social and independent living skills and make new friends, and to give parents and carers a break from their caring responsibilities.
Everybody needs some time for themselves, even more so when they care for someone else. This is where respite care can be integral to you and your carer’s routine.
Short break care means taking a break from caring, while the person you care for is looked after by someone else.
It lets you take time out to look after yourself and helps stop you becoming exhausted and run down.
Whether it’s covering a one-week holiday or a short break, we’re here when you need us to offer one-to-one care from skilled professionals
Caring for another person can be physically and mentally demanding, and much more than purely handling the day-to-day tasks. Especially when caring for long periods at a time, the emotional strain can take its toll. Respite care is there to provide your main carer with a break while still ensuring your care needs are met.
You might also need to arrange short-term care if you have to attend a family emergency or other commitments. Short break care ensures that the person you are supporting always has someone there to help them if ever you’re not around.
Our short break services support young people and adults with:
- Learning difficulties
- Mental health problems
- Autistic spectrum conditions
- Complex needs
- Severe physical disabilities
- A history of drug or alcohol dependency
To access the local community, find employment or education, and develop friendships, with the aim of developing their social life, independent skills, self-confidence, travelling skills while assessing risk and gradually reducing the level of support.