Respite care for adults

Some people need day-to-day help from family members or friends to stay safe and well, perhaps because of age or disability.  The people who provide this kind of unpaid help are often known as carers.

Sometimes carers provide a lot of help in difficult circumstances. They may feel they need a break from time to time so that they are able to ‘recharge their batteries’, or make space for other things they need to do.

A short break, sometimes known as ‘respite’, can mean a number of different things:

  • someone to spend time with the cared-for person in their own home so the carer can go out
  • someone to take the cared-for person out to do something they enjoy so the carer has time and space to do other things
  • the cared-for person having a stay away from home for a number of days and nights, giving both them and the carer a chance to have a longer break from their usual routines.

The cared-for person and the carer will be the best judges of the type of short break that works best for them. 

We can assist eligible carers and cared-for people arrange the short breaks they need to carry on living life.

To discuss your situation, get advice and information to support you, and find out if you are eligible for further support, contact us

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Adult social care
People Services
Derby City Council
The Council House
Corporation Street
Derby
DE1 2FS
Phone: 01332 640777
Minicom: 01332 640666
Customer Service Centre
Derby City Council
The Council House
Corporation Street
Derby
DE1 2FS