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This page provides information about where to go for further information about children's respite care, as well as listing charities who offer grants or provide free chdilren's respite or domiciliary care.

Some of the children's respite care homes listed on this page may charge for care, although they are all not for profit or charitable organisations.

PLEASE NOTE: Special Needs Kids does not directly endorse any of the organisations listed, although we make every effort to ensure the information is up to date and relevant. Please contact the organisations directly to make enquiries.


Parents often contact us asking about respite care regulations and the differences between private and charitable care, so we've put together some key facts to help you.

1. In England care services are monitored by the 'Care Quality Commission' who are an independant regulator of health and social care in England. Visit their website by Clicking Here.

On their website they have an excellent search facility that allows you to type in names of care companies and charities to view their previous care quality rating (These ratings are no longer used, although previous years reports are still documented on the site)

For up to date care standards information, go to the Care Standards Legislation 2011

2. Care services are monitored by a different organisation in Scotland. The Scottish commission for the regulation of care was set up in 2002 under the Regulation of Care Act 2001 to regulate all adult, child and independent healthcare services in Scotland. On 1 April 2011 the work of the Care Commission passed to a new body, the Care Inspectorate. Regulation of independent healthcare has passed to Healthcare Improvement Scotland.

You can visit the Healthcare Improvement Scotland website for more information about regulations and care standards in Scotland CLICK HERE. Their purpose is to support healthcare providers in Scotland to deliver high quality, evidence-based, safe, effective and person-centred care; and to scrutinise those services to provide public assurance about the quality and safety of that care.

3. For information specific to Wales, go to the Care Council For Wales

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CHILDREN'S CARE ORGANISATIONS

MENCAP
KIDS

London
Telephone - 0808 808 1111
website - mencap.org.uk/helpline

Mencap provides a helpline with information about respite care for children with learning disabilities.

Nationwide Charity
Telephone  - 020 7359 3635
website - www.kids.org.uk

The KIDS charity offers respite and parent facilities.

SHARED CARE NETWORK
CHAT Charity

Nationwide Charity
Telephone - 0117 941 5361
website - www.sharedcarenetwork.org.uk

This charity network is an umbrella organisation for around 250 schemes that provide family based short breaks, sitting services and befriending in the UK.

The CHAT (children, health and therapy) charity is a small children’s charity based in Buckinghamshire.

They work with registered nursing agencies to provide much needed short term respite care at home, for families with children who have complex or ongoing health needs.

Telephone: 01296 566085

Website:

www.chat-charity.org.uk

 

RESPITE CARE CENTRES AND HOSPICES IN UK

Children's Hospice Association of Scotland
Head Office
Canal Court
42 Craiglockhart Avenue
Edinburgh , EH14 1LT
Telephone – 0131 444 1900

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Chase Children's Hospice Service
Loseley Park,
Guildford,
Surrey GU3 1HS
Telephone  -  01483 454213

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Martin House
Grove Road,
Clifford,
Wetherby LS23 6TX
Telephone  -  01937 845045

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Naoimi House Children's Hospice
Stockbridge Road,
Sutton Scotney,
Winchester SO21 3JE
Telephone  -  01962 843513

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Northern Ireland Hospice
74 Somerton Road,
Belfast B15 3LH
Telephone - 028 9078 1836

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Children's Hospice South West
Little Bridge House,
Redlands Road,
Fremington,
North Devon EX31 2PZ
Telephone  -  01271 325270

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Brian House Children's Hospice
Low Moor Road, Bispham,
Blackpool FY2 0BG
Telephone  -  01253 358881

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Keech Cottage Children's Hospice
Great Bramington Lane,
Streatley,
Beds LU3 3NT
Telephone  -  01582 492339

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Leonard Cheshire Foundation
Leonard Cheshire House,
30 Millbank,
London SW1P 4QD
Telephone  -  020 7802 8200

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Claire House Children's Hospice
Clatter Bridge Road,
Bebington,
Wirral CH63 4JD
Telephone  -  0151 343080

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Derian House Children's Hospice
Chancery Road,
Astley Village,
Chorley,
Lancs PR7 1DH
Telephone  -  01257 233300

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Richard House Children's Hospice
Richard House Drive,
London E16 3RG
Telephone  -  020 7511 0222

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Eden Valley Children's Hospice
Durdar Road,
Carlisle CA2 4SD
Telephone  -  01228 810801

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St Barnabas Hospice
Columbia Drive,
Worthing,
West Sussex BN13 2QF
Telephone  -  01903 264147

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The Donna Louise Trust
95a The Strand,
Longton,
Stoke-on-Trent ST3 2NS
Telephone  -  01782 322221

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St Andrew's Children's Hospice
Peaks Lane,
Grimsby,
NE Lincs DN32 9RP
Telephone  -  01472 350908

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Helen & Douglas House
14A Magdalen Road
Oxford
OX4 1RW
Telephone  -  01865 794749

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East Anglia Children's Hospice
Quidenham,
Norwich,
Norfolk NR16 2PH
Telephone  -  01953 888604

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Hope House Children's Hospice
Nant Lane,
Morda Nr Oswestry,
Shropshire SY10 9BX
Telephone  -  01691 671999

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Zoe's Place Baby's Hospice
Crossbeck House,
High Street,
Normanby,
Middlesbrough,
Cleveland TS6 9DA
Telephone - 01642 457985

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St Peter & St James Hospice & Continuing Care Centre
North Common Road
North Chailey
Lewes
East Sussex
BN8 4ED Telephone - 01444 471598

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Rainbow Children's Hospice
Lark Rise
Loughborough
Leicestershire LE11 2HS
Telephone -   01509 638034

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Demelza House Children's Hospice
Rook Lane,
Bobbing,
Sittingbourne,
Kent ME9 8DZ
Telephone  -  01795 845200

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Rushey Meadow
1 Bannerdale Road,
Sheffield S7 2DJ
Telephone - 0114 2550595

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Family Placement Services
2nd Floor Castle Market Buildings, Exchange Street,
Sheffield S1 2AH
Telephone  -  0114 2734601

 

Ty Hafan
Hayes Road,
Sully,
Vale of Glamorgan CF64 5XX Telephone - 01222 532200

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Wasdale Children's Resource Unit
70 Wasdale Road,
Flanshaw,
Wakefield
Telephone  -  01924 303420

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Acorn Children's Hospice
103 Oak Tree Lane,
Selly Oak,
Birmingham B29 6HZ
Telephone  - 0121 2484850

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Butterwick House
Middlefield Road,
Stockton,
Cleveland TS19 8XN
Telephone - 01642 607742

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