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Request for respite care and/or disability holiday options/contacts in Surrey

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domus_ludorum
domus_ludorum Community member Posts: 2 Listener
Hi - new user on this forum. Myself and my wife are carers for our 27 year old son who has cerebral palsy - he is a wheel chair user. Although he has no mental impairments associated with his condition, he is increasingly affected by OCD relating to cleanliness, or perceived lack there of. My wife have both hit 60 but are still in good health and don't have a problem helping him with his mobility needs, however the OCD is becoming crippling for both my son and the entire household.

He (and we) could really do with some respite care (or holiday opportunity) which allows him to get away from the house and from us, as it and us are part of the cleanliness contamination in his mind.

We live in Banstead (Surrey) but most of the respite care provision seems aimed at the elderly or those with learning impairments and it would be much better for him if he could socialise during the care with people more like himself.

Does anyone have any organisation or charity contacts that could provide something?

Thanks.   

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  • Richard_Scope
    Richard_Scope Posts: 3,666 Scope online community team
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    Hi @domus_ludorum
    Welcome to the community. Is your son getting support for his OCD at all? 

    Dimensions-UK offers respite short breaks in the south of England that you might want to look at.

    You might want to try Revitalise as well. 

    If you need any further support please let me know.

    Scope
    Cerebral Palsy Programme Lead

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  • domus_ludorum
    domus_ludorum Community member Posts: 2 Listener
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    Hi Richard
    Thanks for the response. Had a look at Dimensions and that seems to be tailored towards those suffering from dementia and autism so probably not a good fit.
    Revitalise however might be worth considering for a holiday respite break for him.
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