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Hi, am looking for respite care for my 15 year old

Hi, am looking for respite care for my 15 year old child.  He has behavioural needs.  All I need is a week break, but he has to be living away from here. Does any know what I need to do?  I have no family that he can go to, i need a week break to cater for my other kids 4 kids (2 of which have special needs.)


  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Member Posts: 31,154 Disability Gamechanger
    edited December 2020
    Hi and welcome,

    This would be something your local council Social Services would need to deal with, have you spoken to them? Has your child had a needs assessment?
  • Cher_Inactive
    Cher_Inactive Posts: 4,400 Scope online community team
    Hello @Nalongo and welcome to our community.  How are you doing?  Being a carer can be really tough so I appreciate you needing respite soon.  

    As @poppy123456 suggests, your first point of call would be your local authority's social care team.  Is this something you've looked into before?  If not, make sure to contact them.

    You might also find our Parents and Carers discussion board interesting to read for some support from people in similar circumstances.  

    I hope you are getting on okay.  Please let us know if you need any more help.  
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  • chiarieds
    chiarieds Member, Community Co-Production Group Posts: 12,477 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi @Nalongo - & welcome to the community. I hope you find the advice above useful, as I can understand your need to have a break. Meanwhile there's usually someone here if you want to talk or need support.
  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Member Posts: 31,154 Disability Gamechanger
    One other thing to also point out is that you may not be able to get any respite care at the moment because of the pandemic. You may also not be able to get a needs assessment. This will depend on your local council and whether they are doing house calls at the moment, i know my local council aren't and haven't since the first lockdown began.


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