The Respite Association

Respite help for Carers

What does it do?

The Respite Association was born on May 16th 2001. A group of people, all with first hand experience of the stress put on carers, had come to realise that there was very little support available for those caring for loved ones. That small but committed group of people decided that the best way forward was to create an organisation whose sole aim was to care for the carers by providing respite. When you are caring for someone the task can be overwhelming. You can be on ‘duty’ for 24 hours a day for seven days a week with no breaks or holidays. This is too much to ask of anyone.

Who it is for?

Many of the people who are at home caring for loved ones are forced to live on very limited incomes. It is these people that we are working to help.

Where it is available?

National service (England).

What it costs:

Whilst providing suitably qualified carers in the home or funding a temporary place in a residential care centre can be expensive, the benefits to the carer are beyond measure. The cost and level of support varies dramatically from a few pounds to several hundred with an average level of around £400.

How to access or apply for it:

The Respite Association
4 Lowgate Lane 
Bicker,Nr Boston

PE20 3DG

Telephone: 01566 783383



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