Respite policy

Respite policy: The provision of short term placements to provide respite to carers.


The need for respite care is covered under the wellbeing and prevention principles of The Care Act 2014 and respite is provided for the carer rather than the adult who is cared for.

All carers are entitled to a carers assessment under The Care Act and this will ascertain a person's eligibility under the act for support. A carer must be eligible for support before respite can be considered.

The above is a Borough of Poole document from pre 1 April 2019 (unless otherwise stated). It has been adopted by BCP Council and will, in time, be replaced by a BCP Council document.

This document applies to service users from the Poole locality and to staff carrying out functions that relate to these individuals. Minor changes may have been made to ensure contact information and website links are correct and relevant from 1 April 2019.

All policies will now be reviewed as part of a planned schedule, following the Borough’s transition to BCP Council on 1 April 2019.

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Adult Social Care - Services
Borough of Poole
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Page last updated: 21 May 2019
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