What is respite?

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Respite is defined as

a pause or rest from something difficult or unpleasant

‘We worked for hours without respite".

Whilst most families gladly look after their loved ones, the burden can often be very great with huge impacts on family relationships and health.

With respite, families can take a break and re charge and continue to provide care and support to their loved ones.

 

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What are the benefits of short breaks for people with learning disabilities?

A short break offers the opportunity to make life less stressful for those invloced in the routine of community care.

It can benefit carers by allowing them to "recharge batteries" whilst responsibility for a loved family member who has learning difficulties continues to be provided

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