The Respite Association

The Respite Association

Charity information

The Respite Association

Providing respite for carers so that they can take a well earned break.

Founded 2001

  • Mission statement

    The Respite Association was born on May 16th 2001.
    A group of people, all with first hand experience of the stress put on carers, had come to realise that there was very little support available for those caring for loved ones.

    That small but committed group of people decided that the best way forward was to create an organisation whose sole aim was to care for the carers by providing respite.

    When you are caring for someone the task can be overwhelming. You can be on ‘duty’ for 24 hours a day for seven days a week with no breaks or holidays. This is too much to ask of anyone.

    So what do we actually do?
    We provide assistance in the funding of appropriately qualified respite care for disabled, sick, elderly or terminally ill persons in order that their regular carer can be allowed to take a much needed break.

    Who will we help?
    Many of the people who are at home caring for loved ones are forced to live on very limited incomes. It is these people that we are working to help.

  • Aims

    The Respite Association aims to:

    • To provide carers with a much needed break from their caring duties
  • Overview

    Established: May 2001

    Registered Charity Number: 1086598

    Board members: 5

    Part time staff: 2

    Phone number: 01775 820176

    Address: Hazel Bank Morland Cumbria CA10 3BB

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