Respite and short breaks

If you are caring for someone you may be able to get respite care to give carers a break from their role. Day respite can be provided to offer short period of respite:

  • through support at home
  • in day centres for older people

To discuss your respite needs contact your care manager and they will carry out an assessment to see if you could use respite care services.

If you do not have a care manager please contact us by emailing or phone 01634 334 466

Carers’ Relief Service

The Carers’ Relief Service in Strood offers a short break to carers who look after adults with learning disabilities who live at home. It aims to give flexibility based on the needs of the main carer and the person they care for.

The service has personal support workers who work in the community with the adult with a learning disability and will help with:

  • shopping
  • swimming, bowling and other sporting activities
  • hospital visits
  • attending parties, clubs and other social groups
  • staying in the home

The service also supports adults with a learning disability who are living independently in the community.

For more information, please phone 01634 715 995 or email

Carers' Relief Service is registered charity number 1051841.