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Carers can look forward to some time for themselves in the knowledge that their loved one is being well looked after by our experienced care workers.

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We all need a little break now and then, a change of scenery or chance for some ‘me time’; it can work wonders for how we feel, leaving us replenished and energised. 


What is Home Respite?

Many people think of respite as a break in residential or day care for their loved one, allowing a carer to get on with the practicalities around and for the home. However, respite does not have to involve your loved one leaving the home they are familiar with and comfortable in. Home respite help involves an experienced and qualified carer staying at home with the person you care for whilst you go out - for an hour, an afternoon, a day or longer.

Support can be provided at home or a venue of your choice.

Where is Home Respite available?

Home respite is available across Leicestershire and Rutland.

Is Home Respite a free service?

We have experienced, trained and DBS checked staff who will look after your loved one and we charge a competitive rate for providing the service. It is available to older people who wish to pay for their own care, however you may be eligible for funding from Leicestershire County Council if you meet their criteria. For more information please contact the Home Care department on 0116 2992266.

How do I access Home Respite?

Please contact our Home Care team on 0116 299 2266. We will be happy to talk about the type of respite care that would suit you and the person you care for.

Assistance with paying for care

You may be eligible for financial assistance to pay for care. Please speak to our Information & Advice service for a free benefits check or contact your local benefits advice service for details. Please note that not all benefits are means-tested. For example, Disability Living Allowance and Attendance Allowance can both significantly increase your income, enabling you to pay for the care you need.

Our new and improved Support for Living Independently booklet is now online! 

The booklet explains what services we can provide to help you or your loved one remain independent, safe & comfortable at home.

Read now

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