Respite care for adults
Carers look after family members, a partner or friends in need
of help because they are ill, frail or have a disability. If you
are a carer, you may also be caring for someone who has a mental
health issue or a learning disability. The care that they provide
Caring for someone with an illness or disability can be
rewarding, but it can be worrying and affect your life in many ways
such as stopping you have a life of your own. In order for you to
have some time for yourself, anyone who undertakes a caring role
may be able to access respite care services.
Replacement and respite care can involve the person you care for
going into a residential respite centre for a short period of time,
or it can involve an organisation providing care at home.
Replacement or respite care can usually be discussed as part of a
“Carer Assessment” or the assessment of the person you care
If you are over 18 and think you need a Carer Assessment, please
contact the Carer Centre:
Tower Hamlets Carers Centre
21 Brayford Square
Tel: 020 7790 1765
Opening Hours: 9am – 5pm
If the situation is serious or urgent, you can contact the
council’s Intervention and Assessment team on 020 7364 5005
(9am-5pm, Mon-Fri) to request a Carer Assessment or an assessment
for the person you care for.
If you are caring for a disabled child you should contact Children
Services and request a carers assessment.
If you are a young carer please contact Children
How to contact us:
For further information contact
Intervention and Assessment Team: 020
Children Services: 020 7364 5606
Carers Centre: 020 7790 1765