Many of our care homes offer respite care and short-term stays for older people requiring temporary care and support.

Respite care breaks not only provide an opportunity for the person staying with us to receive specialist support in a warm, safe and friendly environment, but can also offer their usual carer a well-earned rest.

Respite care can be particularly useful when unexpected events occur, such as after a hospital stay, operation or serious illness, and can vary from just a few days to as long as is needed.

At Anchor, we are dedicated to providing personally tailored support that meets the individual needs of all care home residents, whatever level of care they require and however long they are staying with us. 

Our respite care is provided by well-trained, caring staff fully committed to making even the shortest of stays a positive experience. 

We encourage people staying with us on respite care breaks to fully take advantage of the social activities going on within the home and to see their time with us as a chance to meet new people and try some new things.

Choosing a care home is a big decision and short stays can be a good way for people to familiarise themselves with care home environment and try out a potential permanent home. Read our Guide to respite care for more detailed information about what to expect from a respite care break.

Use our Find a service tool to find Anchor care homes providing respite care in your desired area.