Friends, companionship and social outings are vital to quality of life. We can give you support so these activities stay a natural part of life.
Many people have a family member or friend who provides care to help them continue to live at home. Carers and family members sometimes need support to keep going.
As a carer you may need a break for a few hours or a few days, or you may need help for a short period if, for example, you are ill or recovering from an illness yourself. In addition, the person for whom you are caring might need a change of scenery, or want more companionship than you can provide.
Respite care is a chance for you and the person you care for to take a break. This can be at home with care ranging from a few hours a week to overnight care. It can be transport to an appointment or social outing, help with shopping and bill paying, or just providing some companionship for a period of time.