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Carer's home based respite and sitting service

We provide regular carer support relief for anyone who undertakes a caring role that is unpaid or informal care for a friend, loved one or family member. This is to enable the carer to gain a regular break, maintain a hobby or just to improve their overall health and wellbeing by having a break. This services is designed to allow the cared for to remain in their own home.

Who can use our service?

This service can be used by anyone who provides informal or unpaid carer support.

What happens when I come to the service?

The care and support provider will come to the family home to provide the support. There is no need for the cared for to travel.

What happens when I become an adult?

There is no change in service.

Who to contact

0330 123 1937
The Carer's Hub

Further information can be obtained either directly by contacting the providers below for your area or from the carer’s hub who can support you with all aspects of accessing this service.

East, Lichfield & Tamworth

Mediline  Email:

Cannock & South Staffordshire

Allied  Email:

Newcastle, Moorlands & Stafford

Crossroads  Email:

Carer's Hub Facebook page

Other Details


Service is Free
There are currently no costs to carers accessing this service as it is a pre-paid contract.


Referral required
Referral Details

Referrals can either be made directly by the carer to the provider for their geographical location or a referral can be made via the carer’s hub.

What happens after referral?

After a referral is made, a member of the care staff from the relevant agency will contact you to arrange an assessment of need. This is to understand what support you may need while your carer is having a break.

This may not be required and you may just need someone to stay with the cared for, for a short while but this can include standard domiciliary care support such as washing, dressing and food preparation for example.





Last updated: 06 May 2020
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