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Respite care in Canterbury

Canterbury respite support from Helping Hands

Whether you need cover for a few days or a few weeks, respite care from Helping Hands’ local home care Canterbury team can ensure your carer gets the well-earned break they deserve, while you still receive the care at home that you need. Perhaps you never usually require care at home, but because of an injury, illness or hospital stay you just need some extra support to get you back on your feet and to full health. Respite care can make all the difference to your recovery under those circumstances, meaning you get all the support you need without having to leave your home and move into residential care. Even if your carer has to leave in an emergency we can still help, in most cases being able to put a carer into your home within hours of your initial call to us.


What is respite care?

Respite care is a short-term package of care that we will deliver in your home over the course of a few days or weeks. There could be several reasons why you require respite care, although the most common is just so that your regular carer, whether professional or a family member, gets to take some time off and have a well-deserved rest. Helping Hands delivers respite care in your own home so that you don’t have to uproot from the place you love and move into residential care, even temporarily.


When to choose respite care

Your family members may be planning a family holiday for a special occasion and they want you to go with them, however you don’t want your care needs to prevent them being able to relax and enjoy themselves. This is where taking a carer with you on holiday can make all the difference. Whether it’s a UK seaside break or an around-the-world cruise, having a carer with you full-time will mean that you all get to enjoy yourselves and spend quality time together, while relaxing in the knowledge that your care and support needs are all catered for.


Respite care services tailored to you

Whether your carer needs a break, you require short-term support or you would just like someone to be there with you after a hospital stay, our carers are dedicated to ensuring that you live comfortably and safely in your own home, every single day. Because Helping Hands provides respite care on both a visiting and live-in basis, it means that whatever your requirements and condition, we can tailor a package of care to suit you.

Our visiting care packages start from just 30-minutes per week if you only need us for a short while. Alternatively, you can have several visits a day if it suits your needs, or even around-the-clock live-in care so you’re never alone at home. This can lead to additional peace of mind for both you and your loved ones that there’s always someone in your home with you to keep you company and provide essential care.


Qualified respite carers in Canterbury

Our carers make all the difference to our customers’ lives, thanks to their selfless dedication to caring for others and their willingness to go above and beyond to ensure you live your best life in the home you love. We choose our carers carefully because we want to know that they’re the sort of people who share our ethos for keeping you safe and cared for in the home you love, which is why we only employ a small number of the people who initially apply to us. We carefully train the people who we take on so that they have all the knowledge they’ll need to be an amazing carer, building on their existing skills and ensuring they get the chance to progress if they wish. We keep you safe too by thoroughly checking each person’s background and screening through the DBS before they are allowed to enter your home, and because we’re also fully regulated by the Care Quality Commission and Care Inspectorate Wales, we have everything in place to ensure you always receive consistently high standards of care.


Contact us for respite care support

Discover more about care at home in the Canterbury area by calling our friendly team of customer care specialists, any day of the week. However, if you’d prefer, you can contact us via our website, and we’ll be happy to call you back at a time to suit you.

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