Voucher scheme for respite care launched


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

A voucher scheme for respite care is being piloted by Lancashire County Council. Lancashire Social Services chairman Cr Doreen Pollitt said the vouchers, each worth a bed for one night at an approved residential or nursing home and valid for a year, would allow carers to arrange time off for themselves. “Carers play a very important role in society and sometimes need a break,” Cr Pollitt said. “The new scheme has been designed to make it easier for users and carers to arrange respite care to suit themselves.”





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