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Respite

We can provide support to enable people to take a break or have a holiday following a Carers Assessment. In many cases the support is provided to enable a carer to have a break from caring. Breaks can range from a few hours to overnight and residential stays depending on need. Short breaks can also be offered at short notice in an emergency. Please refer to the Carers Support page for more information.

Home-based respite

Home-based respite is a carers service which happens in the home. A carer, either from a domiciliary care agency or employed via Direct Payments stays with the cared for person to enable the carer to have a break from their caring role. Please refer to the following links Direct Payments and Housing Options (Search for Domiciliary Care )providers.

Residential respite

These breaks are delivered in a residential setting where the cared for person may have regular short stays to give the carer a break following a carers assessment and community care assessment being completed. These breaks are subject to a charge to the cared for person. For more information please see the link to Paying for Care  page.

Shared Lives

Shared lives schemes are designed to support adults with learning disabilities, mental health problems, or other needs that make it harder for them to live on their own. The schemes match an adult who has care needs with an approved shared lives carer. These carers share their family and community life, and give care and support to the adult with care needs. For more information please see the link to the Shared Lives page. These breaks are subject to a charge to the cared for person. For more information please see the link to Paying for Care  page.

Other options

You can also of course make your own arrangements. The City of Wolverhampton Council does produce a list of residential care providers to assist you in this.

You may also find the Care Quality Commission website helpful. There you will find independent reports for a wide range of home, residential and nursing care providers.

Please click on the category link on this page for further information.

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