Respite Care

Lindsey Lodge has a dedicated nurse-led respite bed in a beautifully furnished room with en-suite facilities. The accommodation is bright and airy, with French doors which open out onto our beautiful gardens.
What is respite?
Respite is a way for carers to take a break from caring. If friends and family provide a significant amount of care this may enable them to have a break from caring, for example, to take a holiday.

Even if you don’t require a great deal of care from someone else, respite can provide a break from looking after yourself at home.

If the bed is booked many months in advance, we will always contact you before your admission to reassess your suitability for respite.

Respite is not intended to be used where you have a deterioration in your symptoms. In this case you may need to be referred to our Inpatient Unit.

Who is able to book a respite bed?

Anyone who would be eligible to receive services from Lindsey Lodge Hospice. You don’t need to be attending already.

How do I book respite at Lindsey Lodge?

You, your family or professionals involved in your care at home can contact Lindsey Lodge to enquire about vacancies, or book our respite bed.



Other useful information

The bed cost is inclusive of all nursing care and meals.

During your stay you will also have an opportunity to access a range of activities and complemetary therapies, which are bookable and payable through the Hospice team.

Emergency Respite

We are aware there may be times a carer finds they are struggling but don’t have any booked respite. Subject to the availability of the respite bed, we may be able to offer Emergency Respite to enable a carer to have a short break.


There are several ways respite can be funded:
• Private/Self-funding
• Social Services – If you are in receipt of funding from social services for your care, they may fund respite care
• Continuing Healthcare – May fund if you are currently in receipt of funding from them for your care

Please call us on 01724 270835, or email for further information, or to make a booking.