Respite Care

We recognise the valuable community role played by carers who provide ongoing assistance to someone with a medical need or disability.

The Colchester Catalyst Respite Breaks Scheme provides support and advice and gives carers a break from their daily routine.

We assess need in partnership with other local caring organisations and we offer a choice of provision based on the needs of the carer.

Types of assistance offered may include:

  • A stay in a Residential or Nursing Home for the person being cared for.
  • Domiciliary help for a few hours per week or as circumstances require.
  • Breaks for self-carers.
  • Befriending, practical support or personal care.

For more information on obtaining a grant for respite care, you can contact one of our Respite Care Partners directly or alternatively contact the Catalyst office on 01206 323420 or by email on

Catalyst Partners