Isle of Wight Council

Document Library: ASC Respite Care for Adults Policy

This policy clarifies the Isle of Wight council’s (IWC) position regarding respite care and the sustainability of providing a carer’s service. A carer is an individual who provides or intends to provide care for another adult. This excludes paid carers and volunteers. The IWC recognise it is important that carers have regular breaks from caring and have time to themselves, even if it is just for an hour or so. Carers play a significant role in preventing the needs for care and support for the people they care for, which is why it is important the IWC supports carers in their role and help them to look after their own health and wellbeing.
Status: Draft
Download Links: Click here to download the document 'ASC Respite Care for Adults Policy'
File Size: 296kb
Approved On: 22 Sep 2016
Version V1.2