The Respite Association

Type of service:
Social Care Services
4 Lowgate Lane, Bicker, Boston, Lincolnshire, PE20 3DG
Telephone number:
01775 820176
Service description:
We provide short term assistance in the funding of appropriately qualified respite care for disabled, sick, elderly or terminally ill persons in order that their regular carer can be allowed to take a much needed break.

In addition we purchased a caravan at Skegness in 2012 in order to offer free respite breaks for carers.

Who will we help?
Many of the people who are at home caring for loved ones are forced to live on very limited incomes. It is these people that we are working to help.

What does it cost?
Whilst providing suitably qualified carers in the home or funding a temporary place in a residential care centre can be expensive, the benefits to the carer are beyond measure. The cost and level of support varies dramatically from a few pounds to several hundred with an average level of around £400.

Most of our referrals come from caring organisations, such as Crossroads, SSAFA or Age Concern, or directly from Social Services on behalf of individuals. Most of these organisations have copies of our forms.
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Age range:
0 - 99 years
Eligibility criteria:
  • A Person With A Disability
  • Anyone With A Health Related Problem
  • Anyone With Special Needs
  • Complex Health Condition
  • Disability
  • Long Term Illness
Referral route:
  • Local Authority Referral
  • Referral From A Caring Agency
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