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Health and social care

Short breaks (respite care)

To support families with their care requirements, following an assessment, the person being cared for may have the option of a 'short break' either:

  • through a residential facility (for those with high support needs), or
  • through a family placement

You may also want to look at other flexible solutions using a personal budget.


Short breaks for carers may also be available.

Also see

Adult Social Care Team

Telephone: 01904 555111 , Textphone: 07534 437804 (note: this number is for sensory impaired customers only)

We're available on these numbers between 8.30am and 5.00pm, Monday to Friday.

Adult Social Care Emergency Duty Team

Contact the Emergency Duty Team for assistance.

We're available between 5.00pm and 8.30am, Monday to Friday, 24 hours a day over weekends (between 5.00pm Friday until 8.30am Monday), and 24 hours on bank holidays.

Telephone: 01609 780780