Respite Care

Who needs Respite Care?

Respite or Short Stay care is a temporary living solution at one of our care homes and can either be arranged in advance or because of an emergency. A respite stay at Minster can last anywhere from several days to a few weeks. 


Our approach to Respite Care


Short term care can provide either you, or your loved ones, with security knowing that you are being cared for 24 hours a day after an operation or illness. It allows you to focus on getting your strength back in a few weeks before being returning home.  

Short-term stays 

These stays are ideal if you feel you would benefit from spending time in our care to give a break to your family or your carer at home. Often family carers find it tough to ask for a break and so some time away from them will help them with their personal health and alleviate stress.  

Transitioning to full time care 

We recognise the decision to move into full-time care can be challenging, however many individuals find the experience easier if they have been with us in respite care. Here they have formed friendships with other residents, are familiar with the facilities and our staff are already aware of their care needs. Respite care provides a good chance to experience if our care home setting is the right fit.  

Wellbeing focused Care

At times living at home can feel lonely, and so a respite break will allow you to engage in activities within the home and interact with the home’s residents. It can also provide your loved ones, or carers, the chance to meet others with similar circumstances and access the community support they need.  

At Minster we have found that through meaningful engagement with other residents and staff, individuals have returned for respite care at regular intervals. All residents, respite and longer term, are encouraged to participate in the creative and educational activities that are available, whether to pursue a hobby or develop a new one. 

Our home environments

All our homes are purpose-built meaning they have been designed with care in mind. We recognise that a change of scenery can provide an individual with a renewed sense of energy, and so our team have created stimulating, tasteful environments in order to have a lasting, positive impact on your wellbeing. 

In advance of your admission, our qualified team will meet you and your loved ones to assess your needs and create an individualised care plan to suit you.  



“"My relative moved to Florence Grogan two months ago; she had used the home for regular daycare and respite. The team are friendly, caring and professional. My relative's room is bright, spacious, always clean and well looked after. The bed linen and towels are always clean and well-kept. I am really happy with the overall experience and service provided."”

Christine S Daughter of Resident - Florence Grogan

“"My mum went to Whetstone Hey in June, on respite, having trouble with her knees. After two weeks of care there, she loved it that much and decided she would like to stay. All of the staff are outstanding and nothing is too much trouble to do anything for the residents. The food looks delicious and with a different choice to eat. Mum is very happy and there. I know they have activities in the week, but there could be more activities to do morning/afternoon, but other than this, I cannot fault the home."”

Linda D Duaghter of Resident - Whetstone Hey

“"Ingersley Court has welcomed my mom for several respite stays. We find it a clean and homely environment along with caring staff. The rooms are of a nice and comfortable standard. I have no qualms about letting my mom stay at Ingersley. Its well run and nothing is too much trouble - especially having to accommodate my mom's vegetarian diet! A huge thank you to the staff for making a difficult decision much easier."”

Nikki S Daughter of Resident - Ingersley Court

“"Turnpike Court has provided care for my brother for the last few months and has been providing excellent care. I have been a nurse for over 25 years and I have to say it is one of the best care homes I have been in. The staff are very friendly and helpful and always available to give me updates on my brother's condition. The food was excellent and nourishing, and the home itself was very clean and fresh. If my brother needs respite in the future I would hope to take him here. Well done to all staff and management."”

Eileen A Brother of Resident - Turnpike Court

“"My mum recently stayed here for a period of respite care. Everyone was so welcoming and very quickly helped to settle Mum in. Every single member of staff is so friendly, cheerful, kind and caring - nothing was too much trouble for them and they always had time to chat whenever we phoned or visited. It really helped us knowing that Mum was happy and being so well cared for. Thank you for everything."”

A T Daughter of Resident - Greenacres

Contact Us