Please check with your nearest Simply Helping office if this service is available in your area.

Caring for a loved one 24/7 can be physically and emotionally exhausting. It can also be difficult to keep up with your own commitments while you are focused on providing the best care you can. Even the most dedicated carers need a break sometimes to avoid burning out. By taking some time to care for yourself, you can continue to take great care of your loved one, too.

Whether you need a short break to recharge your batteries, more regular support, or that short holiday you have been putting off, in-home respite care offers a great solution.

Introducing a friendly carer who understands and helps your loved one with their personal needs can be a new and stimulating experience. Our respite carers go out of their way to build trusting relationships by providing respectful and dependable services.

Our in home respite services are flexible, and not only restricted to the home. Our carers are happy to accompany and assist your loved one on a special outing or a weekend away. No matter the location, you can rest assured that your loved one is in safe hands and will be well cared for.

Our friendly team take the time to listen carefully and understand exactly what services are required. From companionship to comprehensive nursing care, we will provide the right team member to match your needs, based on training, experience and qualifications.

A well-planned respite programme can benefit both you and your loved one. It provides the perfect opportunity for some leisure or relaxation, so you feel more energetic and focused on your caregiving role.

Respite Care Services

We provide a very wide range of flexible in-home care, for a very wide range of people who need us. Here are some Respite Care Services that we refer to as ‘care for the carer’.


Friendly in-home visits, outings, walks and regular social chats over a cup of tea become something to look forward to every week. Someone to listen and care, at times that work for you.

Social support

Feeling that you are cared for with tangible assistance, advice and information when you need it is vital to your physical and emotional well-being and quality of life.


Who couldn’t use a little help with vacuuming, dusting and cleaning floors, bathrooms, toilets and showers? Loading unloading and hanging out the washing.

Domestic care and home help

It’s easy to get behind with daily chores such as shopping, paying bills, pet care, ironing, changing linen and other housework. A helping hand will keep you on top of things.


A community event, shopping, doctors’ appointments, a coffee with friends? We will make sure you arrive and return safely, as a one-off trip or by providing an ongoing service.