* CARING AND SHARING: Jo Blackburn, who with her husband, Malcolm fosters children and offers respite care
in their home
Note: Only one of the above respite care
benefits can be used in a calendar month.
"We know that there are between 1,400 to 1,800 people in the borough who are at an earlier stage in their diagnosis and who would benefit from a specialist service which allows them to manage their condition earlier, rather than just providing respite care
in the later stages.
The ombudsman found the council did not make sufficient efforts to arrange respite care
for Miss X's mother, Mrs Y, who was caring for her other daughter, Miss Z, between April and September 2017 and delayed in chasing up the agreed respite provision between July and September 2018.
Under the new regulations, Taiwanese nationals who have hired foreign caregivers to take care of their family members with a severe disability, or those that require limited assistance, such as individuals living alone or those whose primary caregiver is over 70 years old, will be eligible for the respite care
assistance, CNA reported.
"We are pleased to begin this new partnership with the Bloomingdale Township and Voice of Care to bring respite care
where it is needed," said Lois Sheaffer, national director of REST.
Families who have used respite care
tell us that respite helps them "create a better balance" in their lives.
The Yoxalls had used Lincoln House for respite care
after David Yoxall suffered a severe stroke, until the council stopped the service.
We launched a challenge called One Hour Hero where people were asked to find ways of spending just one hour to raise funds to pay for one hour of respite care
. Volunteers took part in cake sales, jewellery sales, toy stalls and mud runs - to name a few.
| For more information about respite care
and how you can ensure more families get the support they need, please visit the Claire House website: www.
The charity challenge raised PS1,557 for The Butterwick Hospice, in Stockton, where Manisha receives muchneeded respite care
A SERIAL fraudster has been lockedup for fleecing a 90-year-old out of more than PS4,000 while he was in respite care