Paying for short-term or respite care

Northamptonshire County Council offer three types of short term support.

Reablement

Reablement is a type of short-term support to help you become as independent as possible.

Perhaps you need support with personal care or to prepare a meal. The reablement service will work with you to develop new ways of doing day-to-day tasks in your own home and to maintain these skills, so that you can live as independently as possible.

The service will be free of charge up to a maximum of 6 weeks. Your progress will be reviewed every week by the reablement team:

  • If your reablement lasts longer than 6 weeks, you will need to complete a financial assessment to determine how much you may be required to contribute.
  • If you achieve your goals before 6 weeks but still have care and support needs, you will also need to complete a financial assessment. 

To access the reablement service please request an assessment from adult social services.

Request an assessment

Enablement

Enablement is another type of short-term support.

An enablement service will help you to develop independent living skills, support you with employment and make strong, lasting relationships in your local community by developing networks and opportunities. The aim is to improve your quality of life and enable you to lead a more independent life.

The programme will normally last up to 12 weeks and will be free of charge. Whilst receiving support, you will need to commit to reviewing your goals regularly with the enablement service.

  • If your enablement lasts longer than 12 weeks, you will need to complete a financial assessment to determine how much you may be required to contribute.
  • If you achieve your goals before 12 weeks but need further support, you will also need to complete a financial assessment.

To access the enablement service please request an assessment from adult social services.

Request an assessment

Respite care

If you have a carer and receive care in your own home, there may be occasions when you, your carer or both need a break. This is known as respite care or a carer's break.

If you require respite care, you will need to complete a financial assessment to establish if and how much you need to pay towards your care services.

You may access this service for yourself and your carer by requesting an assessment from adult social care.

Request an assessment

 

Your carer is entitled to a carer's assessment. This is carried out by Northamptonshire Carers on behalf of Northamptonshire County Council.