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Respite care

Live life on your own terms with our temporary care services, delivered by our carers in a way that is meaningful to you.

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A new local care service in London from leading home care provider, The Good Care Group

What is respite care?

Respite care is a temporary, short-term care solution that will support you with day-to-day responsibilities and personal care from the comfort of your own home. This form of care is designed to offer a break to a family caregiver that may need a holiday to rest and recharge, or if you have recently been discharged from hospital. Respite care gives you the opportunity to choose how much support you need to assist you with your independence.

Our respite carers are fully trained in an array of health conditions and will work closely with your local care manager to provide a bespoke care plan tailored specifically to your needs as and when you need it, with the aim of always maintaining your choices and wishes.

Respite care plays a vital role in supporting your current caregiver to give them the down time they deserve, whilst promoting the well-being of ongoing care for you. It is the perfect solution for your caregiver to continue providing care, whilst also looking after their own physical and emotional needs.

What is live-in care?
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Why may I need respite care?

There are many reasons why someone may choose to have respite care, such as:

Prevent caregiver burnout

If you are concerned that your current caregiver is stressed and exhausted, respite care can provide temporary relief for your primary caregiver. This way they can return feeling refreshed to deliver the very best care for you.

Your current caregiver is going on holiday

If your current caregiver is going on holiday, respite care can be the perfect option to ensure continuity of care and peace of mind whilst your primary caregiver takes a break.

Recovering from surgery or injury

If you have recently been discharged from hospital after receiving surgery. Temporary care from our team could be suitable for supporting you with mobility, wound care and medication during the recovery period.

dementiaFamily emergencies

Your primary caregiver may need to attend a family emergency. Our respite carers can step in for a short period of time and ensure continuity of care from the comfort of your home.

Improve quality of life

Respite care can improve the quality of life for you, by introducing new activities, increasing social interaction and experiences that may not be achieved day-to-day by yourself.


If you’re living by yourself, a respite carer can provide a valuable source of companionship and conversation, whilst your primary caregiver takes a break.

Over 66% of people said they would prefer to stay in their own home.

– The Live-in Care Hub, 2023

Respite care from Cherished

At Cherished Home Care, our priority is to ensure that you have the choice and independence to live life on your own terms within the comfort of your home no matter where you are in your care journey.

We may be new, but we are lucky enough to work closely with our sister companies Oxford Aunts and The Good Care Group. Together, they collectively have 70 years of care experience, where their knowledge and expertise will be shared with us and delivered directly to you.

All our carers are carefully matched to you based on their values and interests, and we will do our utmost to make sure that the short-term care you receive is the best possible.

Respite care from Cherished

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Respite care provides a temporary break for caregivers, allowing them to rest and recharge

Why choose Cherished Home Care

We are a brand-new home care provider based in London, offering local, bespoke care to you in your home. We may be new, but we have the expertise, knowledge and experience of ‘Outstanding’ care provider, The Good Care Group, who work closely with our Cherished team to provide high-quality care, support and carer training.

Local to you

A dedicated team of care managers and carers who know London and the local areas.

Carer matching

Carer matching

Carers matched to you in personality and care experience, so all of your needs are met.

Experts in care

Experts in care

A team of in-house clinicians including a registered nurse, occupational therapist and dementia expert.

Cost-effective care

Cost-effective care

Pay for the care you need when you require it with our market-leading rates.

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What does a respite carer do?

Respite carers can help to support you with the following:

dementia Personal care

Our carers will care for you in the comfort of your own home, whilst you are surrounded by everything you cherish. This includes supporting you with personal care, such as dressing and toileting.

companionship Safe mobility

If you have recently been discharged from hospital, you may require support with mobility. All our carers are fully trained in moving and handling to ensure that you can move comfortably around your home.


If you are living by yourself and require a companion to accompany you in doing the things you love, like visiting your local coffee shop, our carers can pop round and join you.

Running errands

Whether you need support with your usual grocery shopping or picking up your prescription, our carers will be on hand as and when you need it.

Medication support

Whilst your caregiver takes a break, our carers are fully trained in prescribing and keeping track of your medication schedule.

Food prep & cooking

Our carers can cook and prepare your favourite meals whilst your caregiver is away and ensure that you continue to have a healthy balanced diet.

Different types of respite care

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Hourly Care

Regular care
throughout the week

Our hourly respite care services can be provided to you for as little as one hour a day. This option allows your current caregiver to plan respite breaks whilst having the reassurance that you are comfortable at home receiving support from our carers in a way that is important to you.

Respite carers can pop into your home at specific hours of the day that will be arranged with yourself or your primary caregiver.

Live-in Care

Live-in Care

24-hour care
at home

Respite live-in care involves one of our experienced carers residing within your home to provide you with around-the-clock support. This option is best suitable for those with complex care needs such as advanced dementia, multiple sclerosis or Parkinson’s.

With a carer always on hand, you and your loved ones will have the confidence that you will be receiving assistance and companionship whenever required.

Costs of respite care

Our live-in respite care starts from £1,305 per week and our hourly care respite care available from £29 per hour. The cost will be determined after your free care assessment as prices may vary depending on which service you require.

As a thank you, we will also refund your setup fee straight back to you after four weeks of receiving our support.

Most importantly, you will get to remain within the comfort of your home surrounded by cherished memories, where we can help you to make more.

If you are interested in getting in touch with us, you can speak to a member of our client services team who can assist you with any questions you have and help you make the right choice.

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Your Cherished care journey


1. Speak to us

Get in touch with our friendly care advisors today 0203 728 7572, and they will be able to answer all of your questions to help you make the right choice.


2. Free assessment

Our team can arrange a free home care assessment with your local care manager, where they can meet with you and assess your needs and requirements in detail.


3. Care begins

Meet your carers and begin your journey with Cherished Home Care. With minimal carer changes, you’ll soon be acquainted.

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We ensure all of our respite carers:



Carers complete our five-day training programme, delivered by the same in-house team behind The Good Care Group.



All carers have at least six months’ professional care experience, with a training programme available for those with domestic care experience.



We directly employ our carers so you never have to worry about their pay, benefits or finding absence cover.



Completed by the Disclosure Barring Service (DBS), all carers are required to complete a background check before commencing employment.

Respite care can provide family carers with a break, a safe return home from hospital and care for a short period of time to suit your needs.

Download our brochure

If you are considering care at home, our latest brochure will have all the information regarding our bespoke care services. Download today to find out more.

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