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As a carer there are a number of respite and short break options available to you.

Respite and short break options

Shared Lives

Shared Lives is an innovative scheme that provides care and support for adults with additional needs and allows them to live as part of a ‘foster’ family within the community. 

Respite sitting service

A sitting service is available for carers, to enable them to take a one off break, a regular short term break, or a longer term regular break. Help and advice is available from Dudley Carers Hub.

Holidays with care

There are a number of voluntary organisations and charitable trusts which provide holidays for people with specific illnesses or disabilities, or for older people who need extra support. 

Enabling community support

We provide a range of support and assistance to older people aged 60 and over, in their own homes.  For carers we can offer a visiting service while you are away on holiday. Visit enabling community support.

This is a free service, with no assessment required.

You can also of course make your own respite arrangements.  See our approved residential care providers for more information. You may also find the Care Quality Commission website useful.