Planned respite is allocated according to need ranging from 10-21 nights across the 12 months. These planned breaks enable families to spend time together at home or at the hospice giving them an essential break from having the responsibility of managing and providing all their child’s medical and care needs and from being on constant call. It helps parents to have time to be just mum and dad again knowing their children will be well looked after.
Dedicated weekends for young people are planned throughout the year to enable groups of young people to stay at the hospice together and enjoy age appropriate activities and trips out including to the pub for the 18 and over age group.
Planned respite at Claire House is complimentary to all other services provided by other agencies.