Dave came to live at Vale House in 2016

Respite at Vale House

At Vale House we understand how difficult it can be for families to find a suitable respite placement for their loved one. Looking after a person with high level of needs can be exhausting and it is vital that carers have the opportunity for a break.

If an individual has been assessed by their local authority as having to pay for their own respite care this can often mean that their families may face difficulty in finding a suitable place and then securing a booking

Waiting lists can be long and booked up many months in advance.

We are pleased to announce that we will be offering a bed for self-funded respite at some point in the future.

Because we are a nursing home we can consider anyone who has nursing needs and there is no age restriction.

Potential clients of this service will be assessed by the nursing team to make sure that we are able to meet their needs.

The length of respite stay will be negotiable depending on the availability, and individual
families’ preferences. If you would like to register your interest in this, please email

admin@valehouse.org.uk. You can also contact the family support worker jen@valehouse.org.uk