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Short stay away from home for the person you care for

A short break away from home in a residential or nursing home can often be arranged on a temporary basis. This is sometimes known as respite care and it can provide a welcome change for the person being cared for in addition to giving the carer a much needed break.


residential homes

A residential home is a place where a number of people live together, looked after by care staff that are available 24 hours a day.

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nursing homes

A nursing home is a place where a number of people who need nursing care because of either illness or disability live together, looked after by trained nursing staff.

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short breaks for people with learning disabilities

Adults who have a learning disability in Blackburn with Darwen can enjoy a short break at the Short Term Breaks service.

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shared lives scheme

A Shared Lives Scheme placement offers vulnerable adults the chance to receive the care and support they need in a different setting to which they usually live.

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