Respite care is scarce in Scotland

Posted on June 1st, by editor in Caring Times. No Comments

Craegmoor Healthcare operates the only privately-run respite care centre in Scotland for children with learning disabilities and challenging behaviour. The Rossview Care Centre has been open for just four months. Four months after opening a specialist residential care facility in Scotland for young people with learning disabilities and challenging behaviour, Craegmoor Healthcare says there is still insufficient provision of this kind of care in Scotland. Craegmoor’s regional manager for Scotland Ellen Haines said young people with learning disabilities and challenging behaviour suffered during holiday periods because of inadequate provision of residential care outside term time. “Many young people who attend residential schools during term time have to live with their parents or guardians during vacations,” Mrs Haines said. “In some cases this works well, but some parents are simply unable to cope with the demands put upon them. “Although some charities have their own homes, there is no private health service

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