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ema84
ema84 Community member Posts: 1 Listener
Hi 
I was just wandering if anyone knew anything about private rest bite care I have a 7 yr old with severe developmental delay and other health issues I’m there sole carer but my husband and I don’t have a support network which gives us any childcare so we don’t get any time together and didn’t know if there was private care we could pay for on the odd occasion so we can just go out for dinner maybe I feel guilty just asking thank you for any help. Sorry I’m new on here. 
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  • woodbine
    woodbine Community member Posts: 12,125 Disability Gamechanger
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    hi @ema84 and a very warm welcome to scope, have you considered discussing needing respite care with social services, another avenue might be your local carers association.
    And you shouldn't feel guilty about asking for help.

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  • Cress
    Cress Community member Posts: 1,012 Pioneering
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    If you have a child with special needs you can get a carer's assessment.
    You have a right to respite care for your child.
    Do contact your local social services. They will arrange this.

    https://senmagazine.co.uk/content/care/respite/7916/the-right-to-respite/

  • Sandy_123
    Sandy_123 Scope Member Posts: 55,840 Disability Gamechanger
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    Hi @ema84 welcome to the forum, don't feel guilty All parents need time out. I hope the information posted has been useful.
  • Tori_Scope
    Tori_Scope Scope Posts: 12,499 Disability Gamechanger
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    Welcome to the community from me too @ema84 :) Along with the above advice, I just wanted to point you towards Scope's page on finding respite care

    As the others have said, there's absolutely no need to feel guilty. 

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