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Respite care for NHS Continuing Healthcare recipient - Carers UK Forum

Respite care for NHS Continuing Healthcare recipient

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Afternoon
Just asking on behalf of a friend's son. Son is in receipt of NHS Continuing Healthcare and his wife is involved with his care at home. The wife really needs a break, am I correct in thinking that the wife and her husband could have a break from each other, so respite for him away from the home and also for her away from the home, not necessarily at the same time. Would they both need to contact their local authority to arrange this? Wife with a carer's assessment and husband with his own assessment from the adult social care team? Husband is living with multiple sclerosis and is quadriplegic. TIA.
Yes
Hi Kerry,

welcome to the forum.

There is some useful information her regarding Respite care https://www.carersuk.org/help-and-advic ... ng-a-break

However, it's not CHC specific.

Others on here may have more specific advice. Your friend can also contact the Carers Uk helpline
by email at adviceline@carersuk.org and we will respond to your enquiries within 10 working days, although it can often be sooner.

Our telephone helpline providing information is open from Monday to Friday between 9am and 6pm - 0808 808 7777
Melly1
If your husband is receiving CHC funding, his respite breaks should be funded by them, but you will need to contact social services for a carers assessment as most carer services are funded through social care, but in any case they are responsible for carers assessments and would have to discuss the funding situation with CHC. There's a tendency on both sides to try to avoid paying for breaks so they may drag their feet.

I suggest you talk to the Helpline about this. 0808 808 7777 Mon-Fri 9-6pm or advice@carersuk.org