Short breaks and respite

Lifeways short breaks and respite services

Having a break or a change of scene can make a real difference, not only to the lives of the people we support but to their families and carers.

We have developed an exciting range of personalised services to offer families more choice, with a number of community based/outreach opportunities closer to home as well as further afield.

Our services are tailored to a family's specific needs - enabling the family to take a break, whilst supporting the person to enjoy a positive experience. We ensure individuals can spend their budget allocation in the way that they want to.

Sarah's story - how short breaks and respite make a big difference

Sarah, who has epilepsy has an active life and lives with her parents. They like to spend time with their other daughter and family who live a distance away. Whilst they are away Sarah utilities the following short break services:

A week every two months at her local respite service where she is able to learn new skills and take part in all daily household chores. She is also able to access all her usual activities.

Support once a week to go out with friends and develop her informal networks of support.

The individual using our services is always at the centre of their provision.

The individual using the service, alongside their family, are involved in choosing who supports them. We match the staff team to the activities selected by the person to make the experience enjoyable for everyone. The team are also trained to meet the specific needs of each person, however complex these might be.

As with any other type of support we provide, we put in place detailed support plans, risk assessments and work with relevant professionals to ensure the individual is fully supported at all times.