Carer's Respite Service

Our carer's respite service ensures taking a break has never been so easy...

As an informal or family carer most of your time and energy is spent caring and supporting a loved one. It is important for you to take regular breaks by using carer's respite so that you can enjoy a rest, take a break and recognise the importance of taking time out for yourself.

At Ashford Community Care, we understand this as many of our community support workers have been through the very same thing, and that is what drove them to join us; their passion for supporting those who are in the same situation that they have been in.

Get in touch with us today to find out how our carer's respite service can help you.

Retaining your well being and sense of personal identity

It can be hard to let go and let someone else care for your loved one, but carer's respite is vital to your well being. Getting some time to yourself helps to retain your own sense of identity, you can have the time to recharge, and feel like you are also living life to the full.

We can support you with community support workers whilst you go out and meet friends, or just go and have some space to yourself.

You can also ensure that you don't get carer burnout, which is unfortunately commonplace among family carers.

 

Carer's assessment

You may be entitled to receive funding to get a break, you can ask your local authority social services team for a carer's assessment

Social services will be able to discuss with you and assess any help required that would maintain your own health and wellbeing, and balancing your caring responsibilities with other aspects of your life, such as work and family. The assessment is used to decide what help to provide.

The Care Act 2014 makes carer's assessments more widely available, read about the Care Act changes for carers.

The NHS provide a quick Carer self-assessment for you to see what you may be entitled to.

This video from the NHS explains what to do when you first become a carer.

 

What does carer's respite service provide?

Our community support workers provide an array of services including accompanying on social outings and special events, attending appointments, and help with house keeping.

We can also provide practical help around the home.

 

Direct Payments

You can use Direct Payments to pay for our carer's respite service. Direct Payments

Find out how we can help you to take a break today...

If you would like a chat, or more information about our carer's respite services you can contact us to discuss your requirements at a time that suits you.