Border Caring Services

Short Breaks & Respite Care

 Our definition of the temporary period of rest known as "Respite Care" is the one which applies to people who give care to the ill, the disabled and the vulnerable. It is an essential resource for caregivers, who can become easily stressed and suffer from caregiver burnout. We believe tht it is important to remember that carers also need care.

Respite Care can be accessed from the Council after a person is assessed as elibible (i.e. meets a need) for this type of care.Respite

BCS can provide Respite Care at reasonable cost.

Short breaks can be arranged from a few hours to a few weeks.

Our aim is to provide a service that best suits the client and their family carers.

We can provice the service by:
  • Staying with the client at home while the carer takes a short break
  • Supporting the client to take a short break away from home
  • Supporting the client to go to a specific event, for example attending a concert
  • Supporting the client whilst the carer follows a hobby or interest, for example attending a craft group
  • Supporting the client in following a hobby or interest, for example attending an evening class
Our service can be provided:
  • On a planned, scheduled basis – which can be effective in preventing crises
  • On a flexible booking basis – to allow for different times of the day/week
  • As emergency respite – where a carer needs an urgent break