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Respite care in Sunderland

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Respite support in Sunderland

Our respite care team in Sunderland can provide you with a well-deserved break from your care-giving duties or support you whilst you are not needing care long-term. Whether it’s covering a day or a week for 30 minutes to full time live-in care, the level of care is completely tailored to your loved one. 


Opening hours
Monday 8:00am - 7:00pm
Tuesday 8:00am - 7:00pm
Wednesday 8:00am - 7:00pm
Thursday 8:00am - 7:00pm
Friday 8:00am - 7:00pm
Saturday 9:00am - 5:30pm
Sunday 9:00am - 5:30pm
Helping Hands Sunderland, Ground Floor, Arngrove House,
1-2 Frederick Street,
Sunderland, SR1 1NA

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Why choose our Sunderland respite care team?

Huge numbers of people provide care in some capacity. This may involve helping an elderly relative with housework or running errands, all the way to providing full-time support. Caring from someone is a meaningful experience and you will become a crucial part of your loved one’s life. However, you shouldn’t feel like you can never take a break or holiday. Everyone needs some time for themselves and taking a break from your caregiving responsibilities will give you time to relax and recharge. Our respite care is designed to provide caregivers with temporary relief to focus on their own health and wellbeing.

Sunderland respite support from Helping Hands

We pride ourselves on being one of the UK’s leading home care providers and have 30-plus years of experience supporting people all across the UK. As a family-run company, we understand that leaving a loved one in the care of someone new can be extremely difficult. This is why our Sunderland home carers take the time to get to know you and your family and tailor our services to suit your needs and preferences. All of our care services are fully regulated by the Care Quality Commission (CQC) – the governing body for care in England.

Helping Hands carers are required to complete intensive training, which means that you can have full confidence in the skills, knowledge and expertise of our professional carers. One of our dedicated carers is always ready to step in and provide reliable support for your loved one if you are not available.

When to choose Sunderland respite care

Caring for someone is rewarding, but it can also be extremely demanding and draining. Many caregivers focus all of their time and effort on supporting their loved one and end up neglecting their own needs. This is why it’s important to take an occasional break from caregiving to relax and unwind. Whether it’s covering days or several weeks, respite care will give you the chance to enjoy a well-earned break from your caregiving responsibilities. You can enjoy a weekend away, go on holiday or enjoy your favourite hobbies and activities while knowing that your loved one is in safe hands. Our respite carers can assist your loved one with many different tasks and activities including housekeeping, personal care, and running errands. Having a regular carer can also provide a valuable source of companionship and emotional support in your absence. We will use our knowledge and expertise to provide care that is unique and tailored to your loved one.

Respite care services tailored to you

We understand that everyone is different and we will always customise our respite care services to suit your specific needs and preferences. Our reliable respite carers will provide support within your loved one’s home to ensure that their routine is not disrupted. We offer two types of home care – visiting care and live-in care. Visiting care can involve short 30-minute visits throughout the week. One of our trustworthy carers can visit your loved one to assist with various tasks including preparing meals, personal care, or mobility support.

Live-in care is the best option for people who have complex health conditions and require round-the-clock support to remain safe and comfortable. A dedicated carer can move into your loved one’s home while you’re away to make sure that they receive the support they need 24/7. Whatever level of care is required, our bespoke home care plans can be tailored to ensure that your loved one receives the best possible care while you’re taking a well-deserved break.

Contact us for respite support

We completely understand that you may feel nervous about the idea of someone else stepping into your role. That being said, you must take an occasional break from your caregiving responsibilities. This will give you the opportunity to relax, de-stress and focus on your health and wellbeing. If you would like to start the process of arranging respite care or would simply like to discuss our home care services in more detail, then give our expert customer care team a call. We are available seven days a week and would be more than happy to have an informal chat about how we can help. You can also pop into your local branch to meet the team and learn more about our home care services.