Convalescence is the gradual recovery of health and
strength after illness or following surgery.
Our advisors can help you find a suitable home for you to go to
during convalescence. We may be able to consider financial support
towards the cost, should you find that your local social services
department are unable to assist.
It's important that you discuss care arrangements with social
services before you are discharged from hospital.
Factsheet from the Housing Learning and Improvement Network
We work closely with several organisations who provide
convalescent care. We are a member organisation of Careways Trust and we
would be happy to refer a civil servant for further information
about the services they offer.
Respite care allows a person to have a temporary break
from their caring responsibilities.
We can consider financial assistance towards the cost of a
respite break with or without the person you care for, as we
understand that it's not always easy to leave the person you care
needs assessment from your local authority's social
services department will decide whether the person you care for is
entitled to respite care.
This is your chance to discuss with social services what support
you need with caring so that you can take a break off, and complete
You can find contact details for your local authority in the
directory of local