How to Apply to the Respite Association

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What we fund:

  • We fund suitably qualified carers to take over so that the usual carer can take a well earned break.
  • Most of our grants are for a few hundred pounds but we are happy to share funding with other sources.
  • Please note that we do not fund the carers break, or anything associated with it, just the caring support.
  • We do fund holidays at one of our two caravans, see our "holidays" page for the separate application form for this.

 

Most of our referrals come from caring organisations, such as Crossroads, SSAFA or Age Concern, or directly from Social Services on behalf of individuals. 

If you do not have contact with such an organisation you can still apply using the downloadable form on the left of this page, or simply contact us by phone, post or email (please see contact us section of this website). 

To use this form you need Adobe Acrobat (which you can download here for free if required)

If you would prefer a Word version, or a paper copy, please email, phone or write (details are on the contact us page)

 

The Respite Association is a registered charity number 1086598

A message from our Patron Miss Joanna Lumley OBE, FRGS

" Of all the unsung heroes in the world, carers come top of my list. It is humbling to read of the love, time and dedication they give so constantly to others: their voices are seldom heard, as they so seldom complain. When they DO call for help we must react at once, with support and understanding and gratitude. And lovely money: what seems like peanuts to larger organisations would be a godsend to the Respite Association, as it means that we can help ease the burden (which would be intolerable in our own lives) and bring some comfort, escape and freedom to those who give their all to others every day and night, week after month after year. These are my heroes: these are the stars I admire and applaud. Knowing that every gift to Respite will bring happiness touches me hugely.  I am so proud to be Patron of this fine charity. "