Respite Care

A Respite Care short stay in Harwood House (less than a month) is a great option when a regular carer is temporarily unavailable or when someone needs extra assistance following a recent hospital visit.

What does Respite Care include?

At Harwood House, we believe that each resident – respite or permanent – should have personalised care that meets their specific needs and desires.

Instead of a one-size-fits-all offering, we consider the mental, physical and emotional wellbeing and tailor the respite care accordingly.

This includes:

  • Full personalised assessment of a prospective resident’s care needs
  • The personalised care plan delivered by trained team members
  • Being encouraged to stay active, make new friends, nurture interests and pursue new activities
  • Access to all the public areas in the community as well as the grounds and gardens
  • Enjoying Freshly prepared, balanced and nutritious meals and drinks
  • Access to our spacious, wheelchair-friendly gardens
  • A fully furnished room complete with ensuite facilities
  • All the activities they choose to enjoy.

What are the benefits of Respite Care?

Respite care has clear benefits for both carers and the person being cared for.

For carers, respite care provides the opportunity to:

  • take the time you need for work, hobbies or relationships
  • take a holiday or a break to relax and recharge your batteries
  • look after your own mental and physical health

For those receiving care, a respite stay can:

  • provide a change of scenery, improve your general wellbeing
  • offer you a chance to meet new people, take part in different activities and, perhaps, learn something new
  • serve as a trial stay for you to see if we could be an option for longer-term living
  • deliver targeted medical support when you need it most

How much does Respite Care cost?

This will vary according to the length of stay, level of care needed and type of living arrangement. We will provide you with a personalised cost on request.

View a testimonial from one of our residents who has experienced Harwood House Respite Care…


I needed a rest for four weeks and nearly three years later I am still here. Why am I here? Because I love it. I am happy.

A resident