Respite - Useful contacts
The provide information and advice on areas such as carers’ assessments and services available for carers.
They also have a listening service for emotional support. This is open on Monday and Tuesday 9am – 7pm.
Telephone: 0808 808 7777 (open Monday to Friday 10am – 4pm)
Services offering respite for you
Offers short term respite care for carers to take a break. They also have 2 caravans where carers can go for a free break.
Telephone: 01406 373163
Address: The Respite Association, 102 High Road, Moulton, Nr Spalding, Lincolnshire, PE12 6PD
The Kiloran Trust
Offers breaks for carers. Four bedrooms available. The service is open Monday to Saturday.
Telephone: 0207 602 7404
Address: The Kiloran Trust, 157 Blythe Road, Shepherd’s Bush, London, W14 0HL
Email: through a form on their website at http://www.kilorantrust.org.uk/site/index.php/index.php/contact-us/send-us-an-email
Services offering respite for you and your relative
Short-term live-in care which for both carer and your relative. They have services in Dorset, Kent and Wiltshire.
Telephone: 01305 769418
Address: Agincare House, Admiralty Buildings, Castletown, Portland, Dorset, DT5 1BB
Respite care specialises in supporting people with mental health and complex needs. They offer tailor made respite care for both adult and carer. They can offer a break in Bournemouth or France.
Telephone: 01202 772211
Address: 63 Wimborne Road, Bournemouth, Dorset, BH3 7AN
Crossroads Care Braintree District & Chelmsford
A charity which gives carers a break for a few hours each week, while taking care of the person they are caring for. They cover the entire Braintree District area including all three towns, Braintree, Witham, Halstead and Chelmsford.
Telephone: 01376 529985
Address: Crossroads Care Braintree District & Chelmsford, 8 Park Farm , Black Notley , Essex , CM77 8LQ
Wordsley Housing Society
The society is a local charitable organisation located in the Dudley. They provide short term planned respite care for both the carer and/or the person needing care.
Telephone: 01384 480770
Address: Wordsley Housing Society, 30 Brook Street, Wordsley Stourbridge, West Midlands, DY8 5YW
Services offering respite care for your relative
Offers respite in care homes for people who need a short stay. They have a number of services across the UK. They offer a free "taster day" to allow your relative to try the service.
Telephone: 0845 277 4679
A website that offers a list of care homes throughout the UK.
Care homes through the UK and some offer short term respite care.
Telephone: 01625 417800
Address: Four Seasons Health Care, Norcliffe House, Station Road, Wilmslow, Cheshire, SK9 1BU
Offers short-break and respite services across England and Wales.
Telephone: 0333 24 07770
Stonehaven Care Group
Offers respite care and have a number of care homes across the South West region.
Telephone: 01364 644208
Address: Mardle House, Mardle Way, Buckfastleigh, Devon TQ11 0NS
Offers respite and short break services across Northern England, North Wales and Northern Ireland
Telephone: 0151 651 1716
Address: Protens Head Office, 68 Grange Road West, Birkenhead, Merseyside, CH41 4DB
Respite House Bolton
The Respite House gives short respite breaks for up to six adults with mental health needs. The service is for people, sometimes in crisis, who don’t need to be in hospital.
Telephone: 01204 337830
Address: The Respite House , 2-4 New Lane, Breightmet, Bolton, Lancashire, BL2 5BN
A specialist care home for adults with mental health needs. The home is set near Diss, south Norfolk. They take referrals from throughout the UK Holiday or respite placements are available short-term and can be arranged on a planned or emergency basis.
Telephone: 01379 674456
Aspire Mental Healthcare
Offers respite care for people with mental health problems who live in their own homes when their carer is away on holiday or through illness. Support can be received at home or at their service in Chilwell House in Derbyshire.
Telephone: 0115 854 0373
Address: Chilwell House, 24 Wilmot street, lkeston, Derbyshire, DE7 8BD
Yew Tree Lodge
Offers care for people between 18-65 with severe and enduring mental health needs on 6-24 month placements.
Telephone: 0118 931 3534
Address: Yew Tree Lodge,17-19 Redlands Road Reading, Berkshire, RG1 5HX
Little Wakering House
A 12 bed residential and respite home giving support for adults ages 18-65 with a range of needs including mental health.
Telephone: 01702 217535
Address: Little Wakering House, 367-369 Little Wakering Road, Little Wakering, Southend-on-Sea, Essex, SS3 0LB
The Maytree Respite Centre
Supports people who are in suicidal crisis. The service offers somewhere to stay for a few nights and someone to talk to.
Telephone: 020 7263 7070
Address: 72 Moray Road, Finsbury Park, London, N4 3LG
Benfield Hall, Durham
A 20 bed home providing support for adults.
Telephone: 01207 591020
Address: Benfield Hall, 155 Durham Road , Blackhill , Consett , Co. Durham , DH8 5TH
Charities which provide holidays and breaks
The Family Holiday Association
A small UK-wide charity giving holidays to disadvantaged children and their families. The criteria for a holiday are:
- the referral has come from a professional such as a teacher, social worker or GP,
- you have at east one child under the age of 18 at the time of holiday,
- you have a low-income,
- your family has not had a holiday in the last 4 years.
Telephone: 020 3117 0650
Address: Family Holiday Association, 3 Gainsford Street, London, SE1 2NE
Charitable trusts which provide funding towards a holiday
The Family Holiday Association
Offers one-off grants towards the cost of a family holiday in rare situations. Contact details are above.
Offers a grants search in your local area. You will be able to see if there is any help available for a holiday.
Email: online form at https://www.turn2us.org.uk/About-Us/Contact-us
The Margaret Champney Rest and Holiday Fund
Gives small grants to carers to fund holidays. All applications must be through a social worker, community nurse or similar professional agency.
Telephone: 01394 388746
Address: The Ogilvies Charities, The Gate House, 9 Burkitt Road, Woodbridge, Suffolk,IP12 4JJ
The Frederick Andrew Convalescent Trust (FACT)
Offers one-off grants for women who need to recover from an illness or injury and who have been in paid employment at some time during their lives.
Email: online form at http://www.factonline.co.uk/#section-11
The Victoria Convalescent Trust Fund
Gives grants to pay for recovery and respite care for those who do not have the money to pay for this themselves.
Telephone: 020 8502 9339
Address: 11 Cavendish Avenue, Woodford Green, Essex, IG8 9DA
3H Fund: Helping Hands for Holidays
Provides grants for holidays.
Telephone: 01892 860219
Address: B2, Speldhurst Business Park, Langton Road, Speldhurst,,Tunbridge Wells, Kent, TN3 0AQ
The League of the Helping Hand
Offers financial support for carers to have a holiday. You must have a low income and a professional person like a social worker or GP has to verify your claim.
Telephone: 01444 236099
Address: The Secretary, LHH, PO Box 342, Burgess Hill, RH15 5AQ
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