Across the UK there are nearly 7 million people who are providing care for members of their family. That equates to 1 in 8 of the population looking after, for example, a child with learning difficulties, a parent in a wheelchair, or a partner with dementia. These numbers are set to grow to around 10 million in the next 30 years.
Being a carer takes a huge toll emotionally and physically, no matter how much you love the person you’re caring for. The respite care Bedfordshire Supported Housing provides for family carers allows both carers and those they care for to take a breathing space and restore their energy.
There is no ‘one size fits all’ when it comes to respite care. The kind of respite provided will depend upon the circumstances and needs of the carer. The NHS provides a list of 6 different kinds of respite care:
BSH is a leading provider of domiciliary care and respite care in Bedfordshire. As part of our support for people living independently in their own homes, we provide live-in care, hourly care and a sitting service as a respite to carers.
We are trusted local providers of personalised home care for adults aged 18 years and upwards, including the elderly. All BSH staff are trained professionals with the skills and experience to be able to adapt quickly to the home environment they’re working in.
BSH professionals are trained in a range of specialisms, which include: medication management, challenging behaviour, PEG feeding, dementia care and stoma care. We are available to provide respite from as little as half an hour, up to 24 hour caring packages.