Home Respite Service
The role of the family carer, while rewarding can also prove to be very stressful, which may take its toll on the physical and emotional well-being of the carer. We have been providing a Home Respite Service since 1994.
The home based service is tailored to meet the needs of the carer and the person cared for at home.
The service is based on
- Putting the Carer first
- Allowing time for the Carer, Cared for Person and Home Respite Worker to get to know each other
- The Carer being able to plan his/her short breaks away from home secure in the knowledge that a trained and trusted person will be there to care in his/her place
- Confidentiality, respect and dignity for all
The philosophy underlying the service is one of dedication to meeting the needs of the Carers first and foremost. Home Respite Workers will engage with the carer to help with caring duties such as moving and transferring, feeding and dressing. In some cases the Home Respite Workers will take over the caring duties completely, giving the carer a well earned break.
Carers can contact The Carers Association to refer themselves for the service. Referrals are also taken from family members, GP's, Public Health Nurses, Social Workers and other professionals in the voluntary and statutory service.
This service is subject to limited funding and therefore waiting lists may apply.