Respite Care for Adults

Studies have shown that there are increased levels of stress, ill health and mental health problems in those people who have a caring role.  Carers can benefit from a break from providing care.

What is respite care?

Day respite can be provided to offer short periods of respite either through support or in day centres.  It may also be possible to access services provided by private and voluntary agencies.

Overnight respite can also be provided in a care home.  Your care manager can give you more information about this. 

Who can access respite care?

The decision to offer respite will be made after a full assessment of your needs by your care manager.

How much does it cost?

You can pay for respite care yourself, or have a financial assessment to see if the Council can help towards the costs.  How much you pay will depend on what benefits, savings or income you have.  For more information on charging please read the Charging for Non-Residential Services document.

Who decides if I can access this service?

To request an assessment please contact us using the details below:

Contact Details
Telephone:  01744 676789 (Monday to Friday 8:00am to 8:00pm, Saturday 10:00 to 2:00pm)
Call in person:           Contact Centre, Wesley House, Corporation Street, St Helens.  WA10 1HP
Email: contactcentre@sthelens.gov.uk
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