A large number of informal, friends and family carers do not identify themselves as such, because it is felt that is a “duty” or “just part of life” when you love someone.  However, over time it can have an effect on the carer as well as the relationship between them and the cared-for individual.  Everyone needs a break sometimes, and some time to be themselves and enjoy the things they hold dear.

Our Respite services –sometimes called ‘sitting’ services – provide a member of our team to remain with a client whilst their carer takes time to care for themselves. Whether it’s a couple of hours per week to allow the carer a round of golf or coffee with friends, to overnight support to get a good night’s sleep.