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What is Respite Care?

Respite care is temporary care individuals when their normal carers are not available. Respite care, or carers respite, is typically used as part of recovery after an accident, illness or surgery when regular carers need a break, or additional specialised support is required.

This temporary arrangement is offered by trained care workers for numerous care types including assisted living, residential care, dementia care and nursing care. Respite care is also available for elderly people or those that need extra support following an operation or illness. While regular carers take a well-earned break from the demanding duties of being a full-time carer, our team are on hand to help. This type of care is available to keep the recipient at home and without disturbing their routine or taking them from their familiar surroundings. The person you look after will receive expert care at home instead of at a care home.

Caring for another person can be physically and mentally demanding, and much more than purely handling the day-to-day tasks. Especially when caring for long periods at a time, the emotional strain can take its toll. Respite care is there to provide your main carer with a respite while ensuring your care needs are met. The types of respite care available will ensure that those receiving care will have their requirements met by our expert care workers and management team.

How Respite care works?

Your chosen respite care worker is there to do all the things you normally do. They can live in your home or attend on a visiting basis – your care plan is tailored completely to your needs. An individual support plan is created before any care commences to ensure our care workers meet all of your requirements.

Your care workers daily tasks could involve:

  • Personal care, including dressing, showering, and toileting
  • Mobility support, helping your loved one move around the house
  • Administering medication at the correct times
  • Ongoing companionship and emotional support
  • Cooking meals and fetching the food shopping
  • Housekeeping, including washing and drying clothes
  • Arranging visits out, for a break or to see family and friends
  • Feeding and caring for pets if you have any

 

Respite care workers also follow the routines you or a loved one are used to. For those living with conditions such as dementia, this consistency of care is incredibly important. We constantly strive for the best possible support for people with dementia. Our care workers are trained to help them follow the routine they are comfortable with.

Our respite care workers all undertake extensive training. This training occurs at our local visiting care branch where we ensure that our care workers have all the skills needed to help your friend or relative feel supported in the short time you’re away.

Types of Respite Care

There are plenty of available options when temporary care is needed. This could mean getting friends and family to help out or it could be residential care, perhaps as a trial run for moving into residential care full time.

Increasingly, it is taking the form of care at home. This could mean a live-in care worker who offers support and companionship 24 hours a day, or a visiting care worker who can support your loved one when needed for just a few hours a week.

  • Home care – if you need some extra support for a just a few hours each day or each week
  • Live-in care – where the care worker lives in your house, offering support and company day and night
  • Day care centres – taking you out of your normal routine and placing the person receiving care in a day centre

Emergency respite care may be necessary if the regular carer becomes sick or is called away from home because of other commitments. This type of care often needs to be arranged at very short notice.

Respite care ensures that the person you are supporting always has someone there to help them if you’re not around. With our expert care assessments in place, we are able to provide the highest quality respite care breaks to your friends and family.

How to arrange Respite Care

If you’re planning care for you or your family member, it’s easy to arrange support. Here’s how:

Step 1: Speak to our team

Call us on 01323 914499 or 01622 322999 send us a message to request a call back. Our customer team are available to talk to you seven days a week

Step 2: A home care assessment

Your local Curant Care manager will visit you to discuss your requirements face-to-face and learn about the type of care you’re looking for.

Step 3: Care begins with extra support

We’ll make all the arrangements for the start of your care – whether that’s introducing you to your visiting carers or working with you to find the right live-in carer for you. After that, your care manager offers regular reviews, carer supervisions and extra support as needed.

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Your chosen respite carer is there to do all the things you normally do. They can live in your home or attend on a visiting basis – your care plan is tailored completely to your needs. An individual support plan is created before any care commences to ensure our carers meet all of your requirements.

Your carer’s daily tasks could involve:

  • Personal care, including dressing, showering, and toileting
  • Mobility support, helping your loved one move around the house
  • Administering medication at the correct times
  • Ongoing companionship and emotional support
  • Cooking meals and fetching the food shopping
  • Housekeeping, including washing and drying clothes
  • Arranging visits out, for a break or to see family and friends
  • Feeding and caring for pets if you have any


Respite carers also follow the routines you or a loved one are used to. For those living with conditions such as dementia, this consistency of care is incredibly important. We constantly strive for the best possible support for people with dementia. Our carers are trained to help them follow the routine they are comfortable with.

Our respite carers all undertake extensive training. This training occurs at our local visiting care branch where we ensure that our carers have all the skills needed to help your friend or relative feel supported in the short time you’re away.

It’s best to call us for an exact price of our Respite care services as the cost is very much dependent on your needs. We’re here for you seven days a week.

Visiting Care Costs

We employ the very best carers to give you the very best care at home.

  • Prices are from £21.00 per hour for one-to-one personal home care
  • Flexible costs for visits lasting 30, 45 or 60 minutes
  • Call-out fee of £3.00 per visit to cover travel costs
  • Free home visit from your local care specialist to assess your needs
  • Free ongoing checks to make sure we’re delivering the right level of care


Call us for an exact quote and to learn more about the funding options available.

Live-in care Costs

Live-in care can be arranged for a minimum of two weeks. The prices start from £1400 per week or £250 per day for a unique package of support with a dedicated live-in carer. This price includes having a locally based manager to arrange and coordinate the support you receive and handle any queries or concerns.

If you need live-in care for more than 28 days, our weekly prices for live-in care apply.

Read more about what live-in care covers here.

We’re here to help you navigate the funding options for you or your loved-one’s care.

Local authority funding

You may be entitled to care funding through your local authority – contact your local authority for a financial assessment or speak to us to find out more.

Continuing healthcare funding

This may be available if you need a full-time carer for health reasons. It includes funding to cover personal care, nursing care and any costs related to household adjustments due to your health condition.

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