Revamping of respite care services in staffordshire
Written by Hitmix News Team on 14 July 2021
Respite care services for adults with a learning disability could be revamped in Staffordshire in the wake of the Covid-19 pandemic.
People with learning disabilities who use the service, their carers and people who offer services will be asked their thoughts, with a list of options put before the county council’s cabinet later this year.
Respite, or replacement care services, give carers of adults with a learning disability a break from their caring role. These services can be in a residential setting, or can take place in the home.
The county council currently offers 28 beds of residential care in three homes, although this has been greatly reduced due to the pandemic, as well as care in people’s own homes.