Taking a break and meeting people
If you find it difficult getting out you might like to join a
Here you can meet people, have lunch and get involved with a
variety of social activities including outings. Services such as
hairdressing or chiropody are often available at a small charge.
Some day centres can cater for more frail older people.
Transport to and from the centre can usually be arranged.
There are many day centres in Kent. Some are independent and
some are attached to residential homes.
You can search our
online care directory to find out more about the
day services available in Kent. Other agencies, like AgeUK, also have day centres
It can be difficult caring for someone who needs a lot of
attention and also frustrating being so dependent on others. It can
help everyone to have a break.
Respite care provides this short-term, temporary relief. It is
commonly referred to as a 'short break' and can be beneficial to
both carers and those they care for.
If you or your carers need a break from coping at home, many
residential homes offer short periods of respite care. You can
search our online care directory to find
out what services are available near you.
There is likely to be a charge for these services. In most cases
you would have to pay the cost of this support yourself although if
you have been assessed as needing help or support in your daily
activities or care, you may be entitled to receive financial
support from us. Find out what support you
are eligible to receive from us.
Pay Your KentCare Account
If you are receiving respite care and have a KentCare Account,
you can now pay your bill online using BillPay. To find out more
and register, visit our BillPay website.