Respite care and breaks for carers
Carers and the family or friends they care for can benefit from respite care, either residential or for the day.
If you care for a friend or relative who is an older person, has a learning or physical disability, or a mental health problem, you may be able to access respite care services (sometimes known as short break services).
Haricare, the online directory of services is a helpful starting point to find out what some of the options may be. Visit Haricare (external link) to search for Daytime Services or residential services.
Also, see our Take a break service page if you care for an elderly or disabled person who might want a short stay in a supported housing unit while you take a break.
Find out more
If you would like to find out more about respite care, contact the care manager or care co-ordinator of the person for whom you provide care.
If you are not in contact with a care manager or care co-ordinator contact the Integrated Access Team on 020 8489 1400.
- If the person you care for is a child or young person with a disability visit our Short Breaks page.
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