Thank you very much for sending Joe to us when we needed him most. In addition to all his usual duties I feel he played a key role in getting me to independently climb to the top of our stairs.
We wanted to let you know how happy we were with your carers. Their kindness and compassion were a great help to us all at this difficult time especially Fiona. It was so reassuring to have her there knowing that Dad has the best care possible in his own home.
We just wanted to say how wonderful Carer Martha has been during a very difficult time. She has bonded with Chris and is very compassionate. 

Live-in Respite Care

The majority of people being cared for in their own home are cared for by husbands, wives, sons, daughters or close relatives, who freely give up their time and often their jobs, to care for their loved ones.

Caring for a loved one often means the carer has to juggle time every day between providing hands-on care to one or more people while still providing for their own home and work situation. For most people it is second nature, but it can become exhausting and debilitating, eventually having a negative impact on the informal carer's health and when their own health suffers, their ability to care as they would wish is likely to diminish too.

Sometimes a week away can make all the difference. To be able to take a break gives the opportunity to revitalise, relax and recharge the batteries. It allows the carer to come back to the role refreshed and better able to manage, so both the carer and the cared for will benefit from the period of respite.

For carers providing care for a person with high dependency care needs, a respite care package must be appropriate, safe and secure, enabling them to have a relaxing, worry-free break or holiday. Able Community Care recognises that for a devoted family carer to have a week or two away, they need to know that their loved one is safe and properly looked after.

The benefits of our service

A Live-in Respite Care service in the comfort and familiar surroundings of your own home can be provided by Able Community Care.

Respite care can also be provided when the carer themselves is unable to provide care for a short period of time, perhaps because of illness or other commitments, such as work or jury duty. When this occurs, respite care from a live-in carer allows them the time off they need before returning to their caring role.

Live-in carers from Able Community Care will carry out the domestic work in the home, assist with personal care and provide companionship in the carer’s absence, all tailored to the needs of each individual and their home, a truly personal service.

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Available to all

Able Community Care has been providing Live-in Respite Care to families and their loved ones since 1980 and we provide for many families on a regular basis throughout the year.

Our Live-in Respite Care packages are available throughout England, Scotland, Wales and the Channel Islands.

All our live-in carers have at least one year’s professional care experience and have under gone enhanced police checks, which are updated every three years. Many of our carers have been with Able Community Care in excess of 10 years.

We are able to offer our Live-in Respite Care service on a planned basis for short periods from seven days to no more than three months.

Our Live-in Respite Care service provides the same standards and quality of care as our Long-term Live-in Care service.

If you would like to know more about Live-in Respite Care, please contact us on 01603 764567 or email us at

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