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Respite care

Our teams can provide short-term care to suit your loved ones needs


Our teams provide expert respite care, in safe, homely environments

What is respite care

Many of our homes offer 24-hour respite care for older people who need extra support following an operation or illness, or while their regular carer takes a well-earned break.

We’re here to support you with short-term stays in our care homes as and when you need them, and our advance respite stays are perfect for helping you and your loved ones to plan ahead.


Being a full-time carer is a very demanding role. Respite care breaks are an opportunity for carers to take a holiday or simply spend some time looking after their own needs, safe in the knowledge that their loved one is receiving the very best care. And respite care can be a valuable break for older people too – it’s a chance to meet new people, enjoy a change of scenery and try out some new activities and experiences.


"The staff were very caring. Lots of activities. It lives up to the expectations of home from home. Made many friends with the residents and I would certainly go there again.”

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We tailor our respite stays to each person’s individual needs and our nursing and care teams have specialist expertise in supporting older people who have Alzheimer’s and other forms of dementia, physical disabilities or restricted mobility, and conditions such as Parkinson’s Disease and multiple sclerosis.

What to expect from respite care

We understand that it’s the personal details that make a difference. We take the time to get to know your loved one so we can be sure that their stay gets off to a great start. Each respite client has a personal care plan that takes into account their support needs, interests, likes and dislikes, and daily routines.

Every respite resident has their own bedroom, which they’re free to personalise with photographs and ornaments from home, to help create a familiar environment. Friends and family are welcome to visit at any time and can join their loved one for mealtimes or arrange special outings with them.


"I was only a resident for three months but to anyone needing to be looked after… The staff are very friendly and professional. The entertainment team work very hard to keep you happy and entertained. The medical staff really do their best to look after anyone who needs care.”

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Arranging respite care

Use the find a care home search tool to find a residential home that offers respite care in your area. Our care support teams will be able to give you more information about arranging a respite break, including the fees for the stay and the funding options available to you.

If you are considering having a holiday with your loved one but you’re not sure where to start, our break away holiday guide can help. 

FAQs about respite care

The length of a respite stay can be tailored to each individual's needs. Get in touch with your nearest home to find out more. 

The cost of care will vary depending on your loved one's needs. Get in touch with your nearest home to find out more.