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Respite

judyrjudyr Posts: 2Member
edited September 2016 in Parents and carers
I care for my grand-daughter who has ASD.  She is 13 years old.  I need someone to care for her her so that I can visit an elderly relative who lives abroad.  Has any one any advice on how I can get this type of respite care?  Where do I start?   Has any one done something similar?
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  • Blue FrogBlue Frog Posts: 373Member Pioneering
    edited September 2016
    Try your local children's services (used to be called social services) they can do an assessment of your grandaughter's needs and perhaps a carers assessment. They usually have specialist social workers who support children with disabilities and they can advise on things like respite - though it is sometimes referred to as short break care 
  • judyrjudyr Posts: 2Member
    edited September 2016
    Thank you.  Blue Frog
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