St Anne’s respite care services are available to provide families and carers the opportunity to take a break from the responsibility of caring for somebody else. The respite periods are of a limited duration for the benefit of the carer and the dependent person. The distinctive feature of respite care is that the break should be a positive experience for the cared-for person and the carer in order to enhance the quality of their lives and their relationship.
St. Anne’s respite care services are in the areas listed below.
Glenholme opened on 31 March 2006. The home provides respite for adults with a learning disability, living in the Calderdale area. There are 11 respite beds, 2 beds for short term care, and a bed for emergencies; this is accessed via the community team.
Shady Trees provides nursing respite care for adults with learning disabilities and complex needs. The unit opened in July 2008 and is currently providing regular respite for 14 guests. The purpose built bungalow has four bedrooms which are furbished to a high standard and are personalised to the staying guest as far as possible.
The Brambles opened on May 2009. The service is accommodated in a 6 bedded purpose-built bungalow. Nursing care is provided for people with a learning disability and complex health needs. The Brambles currently provides regular respite for 32 guests.
Fox View is a 6 bedded purpose-built bungalow. The service has four regular respite beds and two emergency beds. Nursing care is provided for people with a learning disability and complex health needs. Fox View currently provides regular respite for 23 guests.
Aachen Brook provides nursing care for 4 people, and also offers 2 respite beds for adults with physical and learning disabilities, in Calderdale, there are 6 rooms in total, all with en suite. Aachen Brook is s single storey building which accommodates wheelchairs, and also facilitates electronic door openings. Aachen Brook also offers the facility to access the community, and those who choose to use respite, and those who choose to stay at the service and use our facilitates, or continue to access day services.