Residential respite care for people with learning disabilities.
Respite services are available on every day of the year, offering a service varying from one hour to a number of weeks. They are provided by trained and experienced staff. Respite is allocated according to individual need and appropriate support is given to families.
Many services are available to service users and their families, including:
introduction to respite (person-centred induction)
weekend respite breaks
culturally sensitive food
recreation, social and leisure activities
supported independence skills
health practitioner support
support for religious preferences
personal care daytime support
24-hour, post-discharge support to resolve any problems
free access to a telephone to keep in touch with home
support to access day care
laundering of all service users' clothes
single bedrooms (in most cases)
adaptations for daily living
emergency bed facility.