We recognise how important respite care can be for both the person being cared for and the carer.

At Waters Edge, we offer residential respite care for older people and older people with dementia who:

  • May need some extra support or emergency respite care
  • May be coming out of hospital but not yet ready to go home
  • Need care while their regular carer takes a well-earned break
  • Are considering moving into a care home, but would like to try it first

Why Respite?

A respite break can be a valuable experience as it is a chance for residents to meet new people, enjoy a change of scenery and try out some new activities in pleasant surroundings.

Respite breaks also give carers an opportunity to take a holiday or simply spend some quality time looking after their own needs, knowing that our team of dedicated and experienced staff are committed to providing the highest standards of care to meet each resident’s individual needs in a comfortable, homely and friendly environment.

We have dedicated rooms for respite care and they can be booked in advance for just a few days or weeks.

We are conscious of the pressure on acute beds in the NHS and are delighted to provide both Respite and also Enablement beds as part of our collaborative working strategy with local NHS Trusts.

If you would like further information or to arrange a visit please don’t hesitate to contact us on 01922 404343 or by e-mail on