Respite & Short Breaks Directory
Respite & Short Breaks Directory
Do you need time off (respite) from caring?
Do you need to find suitable replacement care?
Welcome to our Respite Directory Support Service which has information and advice to help you find the best services for the person you care for. This includes children, young people and adults of all ages. The Directory has different sections including advice on how to choose and fund care as well as various local organisations who provide respite care and longer term options.
The Respite Directory is still undergoing development and we will be adding more sections and services soon. If you have any suggestions about information you would like to see in the Directory, please do contact us via the Contact Us Button at the bottom of the page.
The services/support are listed as categories, please scroll down to see all :
- Residential Homes
- Day Services
- Home Respite Care Schemes / Domiciliary Care – Including Care Attendants, Befriending or Sitting / Live In Services
- Supported Living
- Short Breaks For All Disabilities
- Holidays Catering To Those With Disabilities
We have provided a basic summary explaining each of these categories but we do reccomend that you first take some time to read the information below which gives tips and advice about how to choose the respite care provider you need.
If you would like further support with using the Directory or need advice about choosing and funding for respite, please contact our us via the Contact Us button below.
Choosing a Care Agency/Provider Advice:
We know it is important to have the right information and advice when you are choosing a health or social care provider for a loved one.
Below are some organisations that have more information
These are homes that cover permanent residential stays or short break respite stays normally after a hospital visit or for any other reasons, to give the person time to recuperate before returning home.
These cover a range of support through Day Centres and Drop In Clubs/ Support Groups, to give carers respite once a week, five days a week or for a few hours a day each week. These can be aimed at specific groups of people who have Physical or Mental Health conditions. Some are aimed at specific groups of people with age or ethnic backgrounds.
Home Respite Care Schemes / Domiciliary Care – Including Care Attendants, Befriending or Sitting / Live In Services
This is when a Service is paid to come and care for the person still living at home. They provide a service to meet the persons assessed individual needs. Often taking over the responsibilities of the carer, to enable them to have a short break from their day to day caring roles. This can include – getting the individual up in the mornings, going to bed, shopping and cleaning, medication administering or taking to appointments or just spending some quality time with the individual.
This gives the individual a choice as to where they would like to live and / or who with, along with how they would like to receive that support. This can depend on the housing availability. It can be accessed through the Council and Private Housing, to enable individuals to live close to family networks. This is an alternative to residential care.
Social Activity Groups
The Carers Centre offers a range of social groups with many other local organisations providing groups for either just carers and/or and the person you are caring for. The Carers Centre activities are for carers and ex carers only, offering respite and a break from caring. Other organisations may focus on a particular condition, age or disability and are held both online and in person.
Short Breaks For All Disabilities
This is a range of information to help carers take a break. The Short Breaks Section is designed as a central reference point for both the carers and professionals working with carers, showing them what services are available in Leicester City.
Holidays Catering To Those With Disabilities
A range of holidays both in the UK and Abroad that cater to those with any disabilities.
The Respite Directory has been divided into sections which you can access by clicking on any of the 'More Info' buttons below.
Care Agencies and Recruitment Agencies
Home Care, Respite Befriending, Sitting or Live-in Service
Day Centre, Social Activities, Support Services
Carer and Support Organisations
Holidays Catering For Those With Disabilities
PLEASE NOTE: The Directory has been designed to help carers with or without technical devices. We have made every effort to check the information is correct at the time and will continue to update this with any changes. The Carers Centre cannot accept any liability for errors or omissions.
We cannot personally recommend any individual services advertised; this is just general information for you to have at hand to contact the organisations or accommodations for more information or to check the website links provided.
We welcome any comments you have regarding this directory and how it can be improved which you can do by using the 'Contact Us' button below. Also please use the same button to let us know if any of the buttons do not work. Thank you.