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 is unpaid.

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.

The respite care services for carers are aimed at providing support for carers. In order to access this service it is necessary to have a carers assessment carried out by a social worker or a carer’s assessment completed by the carers centre.

Respite breaks can also be accessed from the one off direct payments for carers.

The carers emergency card is issued to give carers peace of mind that arrangements are in place in case they have an emergency and cannot look after the cared for person.

If you are caring for an adult over the age of 18, there is one central number to contact the Adults Care Team and ask for a carers assessment to be carried out.

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 Services.

How to contact us:

For further information contact

Adults Care Team 0207 364 5005
Children Services 0207 364 5606
Carers Centre  0207 790 1765

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 Services

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