When parents have a child with a complex medical condition, it can be difficult, sometimes impossible to get a night’s sleep, have time for a rest or for parents to enjoy an evening out together. An occasional night’s sleep – or even a few hours break- can make the difference between coping or not.
The Respite Care programme offers parents a lifeline in these circumstances. We can provide a properly qualified carer to look after the child for a night, or for part of a day to allow parents the chance to have a little time for themselves. For families with siblings, we can also provide specially trained baby sitters in addition to the qualified carer to enable parents to attend a Simcha, or even to simply have an evening together in peace.