Respite care is any care arrangement designed to give rest or relief to unpaid carers. It aims to support carers to have a break from their caring responsibilities. This factsheet looks at what respite care is, the different types that are available, and how to pay for it. It also offers tips to help carers and people with dementia to get the most out of replacement care.
This factsheet is for people living in Wales. It is not intended for people in England and Northern Ireland, where the systems are different. For information on respite care in these countries please see Respite care in England or Respite care in Northern Ireland.