Carer respite

Caring for somebody can be a rewarding yet challenging job.

One way you can look after yourself as a carer is by taking occasional breaks from your caring role.

Under the Care Act, carers are entitled to a carer's assessment. This means you may be able to access more support to help you look after yourself and carry on caring which may include carer respite.

A financial assessment will also be undertaken to assess whether the person you care for will need to contribute financially to the cost.

The Council are committed to providing a choice of respite beds local to you. Respite care is now available in 7 care homes throughout Cheshire East, providing you with increased choice and enabling you to choose a setting that best suits your personal needs and circumstances. There are 8 respite care beds that are pre-bookable, and another 2 are reserved for carer emergencies.

Carer respite is available at the following care homes in Cheshire East

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Cheshire East Pre-bookable carer respite

Pre-bookable carer respite
LocationHome and websiteProviderNumber of beds available

Audlem

Corbrook Park Nursing Home

Morris Care

2

Crewe

The Elms

Croftwood Care

2

Knutsford

Bucklow Manor

Springcare

1

Holmes Chapel

The Cedars

Croftwood Care

2

Wilmslow

The Hawthorns

Croftwood Care

1

Emergency carer respite

Emergency carer respite
LocationHome and websiteProviderNumber of beds available

Crewe

Mayfield

Mayfield House

1

Tabley

Tabley House Nursing Home

Cygnet Healthcare

1

Booking your planned respite care

To find out whether you are entitled to an allocation of nights please follow the steps below:

  • Contact your Social Work Team to request a Carer’s Assessment on 0300 123 5010 or by
  • email:  carearrangerteameast@cheshireeast.gov.uk
  • Once you have received your allocation of nights contact the dedicated carer respite number to book your stay on 01270 686 428 
View carers respite services