This guide gives carers and people living with dementia the information they need when considering respite, to help them to explore respite alternatives, and sets out their rights.
Click here to download A Guide to Respite for People Affected by Dementia
An audio version of the respite guide is also available. Listen to individual sections below, or click here to download all tracks as a .zip file.
01 - Older People's Commissioner for Wales - A Guide to Respite for People Affected by Dementia 02 - About the Older People's Commissioner for Wales 03 - How to Contact the Commissioner 04 - Accessible Formats 05 - Guide to Respite for People Affected by Dementia 06 - What is respite 07 - What do you need to think about when considering respite 08 - What are the different types of respite 09 - What are the routes to respite 10 - Route to respite - social services 11 - Route to respite - direct payments 12 - Route to respite - self-organised 13 - Paying for respite 14 - NHS funding 15 - Communicating your needs to providers 16 - Emergency respite support 17 - Your voice matters 18 - Advocacy and independent advocacy 19 - What to do if you are not getting the respite support you need 20 - Useful contacts and information
A Guide to Respite for People Affected by Dementia (.zip file)