Respite Care

Whether you care for a loved one or need a break yourself, we know that sometimes everyone needs a little time out. At The Porterbrook you can truly relax in knowing that a safe, welcoming environment awaits.

Here at The Porterbrook Care Home, we provide 24/7 around-the-clock care while residents stay with us for respite cate until they are ready to resume with their normal lives, a minimum length of stay applies. Our skilled and dedicated team are loyal, caring and will do all that they can to make residents and their loved ones feel comfortable, safe and at home with us.

Personalised Respite Care For Residents & Loved Ones

Respite Care is ideal for those looking for convalescence, either after an illness, or perhaps following a hospital stay. Here at The Porterbrook Care Home, we are also able to arrange trial stays, offering the chance to see if our home is the right choice. We are happy to work our Respite Care service around residents’ life and care plan, personalising the care plan entirely to residents and their loved ones needs. We have invested heavily in both our team training and access to equipment in order to provide first-class standards of healthcare.

A Wealth of Respite Care Knowledge

At The Porterbrook Care Home, we are dedicated to ensuring that each of our residents has a positive time with us and receives the appropriate care to aid and encourage recovery. It is of great importance to us that both residents and loved ones feel comfortable settling in, and to feel safe during their stay. Our home offers a secure yet relaxing environment; paired with our incredibly knowledgeable and experienced members of staff, we can guarantee that all those who stay with us will receive the very best in Respite Care.

You Matter to us at The Porterbrook Care Home

Our ethos is to assist residents in living the highest quality of life each and every day; free from the stresses of managing a household or day-to-day worries, our residents enjoy the benefits of being taken care of by experienced staff who take care of all health concerns, and group living, surrounded with like-minded individuals. In addition to enhanced wellbeing and an active social life, residents often enjoy increased confidence and independence; with a varied activities and entertainment programme, in addition to regular outings and events, every day can be enjoyed to the fullest.

Understanding & Managing Respite Care

Choosing the most appropriate path of care, whether for yourself or a loved one, is a big decision and one that requires a lot of thought and consideration. We understand the challenges that this may bring and therefore want to assure all prospective residents, their friends and family that you can rely on us to offer you the support and guidance needed to make a decision; we will work hard with everyone involved to determine the best course of action and make the situation and transition as seamless as it can possibly be.

Premium Care for You

Our approach to care is unique for every individual. Our General Manager leads a dedicated team, handpicked to ensure every resident receives continuity of care, support, and of course plenty of smiles. Registered to provide residential care and dementia residential care, our accommodation has been designed to meet healthcare and privacy needs of our residents.

Our focus is on ensuring that each resident feels comfortable and safe and has everything they should wish for in their new home. Our aim is to foster independence and our experienced team is highly focused on delivering the best person-centered care.

Inclusive Respite Care

We have a wide range of activities and amenities that are included in the cost of your stay at The Porterbrook Care Home. We aim to ensure that every care need is catered for and includes:

GP Access

If comfortable, residents are able to schedule and attend regular appointments with their GP. Access to our chauffeur driven car allows residents to make appointments as and when desired. The cost of GP visits is included in the overall fee.

Vision Care

All residents have access to our optician, where visual needs can be assessed and treated. This service incurs an additional fee and is discussed directly with residents and their loved ones.

Dental Appointments

Residents are able to make an appointment with an experienced dentist who will look after overall oral health and treat any dental needs and/or oral disease(s). This service incurs additional fees which will be discussed directly with residents and their family.


Experience has shown that undertaking Physiotherapy comes with benefits, including improving overall strength, flexibility and coordination can be improved. Physiotherapy can be organised through a GP or privately.

1-1 Support

At The Porterbrook Care Home, we offer exclusive 1-1 support to each and every one of our residents. This support also extends to loved ones when required.

Specialised Areas

Our purpose built home offers plenty of specialised areas that are fully equipped to support residents each and every day, allowing them to live as independently as desired. 

Ever Growing Facilities

Our superb facilities have been deliberately chosen to offer choice and variety, and our focus is on providing every opportunity for residents to live life to the full, their way. Whether it’s enjoying a good book in our library, taking in the views from our terrace balcony, or enjoying our varied activities programme, residents are free to enjoy every day as they wish. With fully equipped areas, both inside and out, and a varied and exciting Activities Programme our residents are able to live each day as they wish. Our ever growing facilities means no two days ever have to be the same here at The Porterbrook Care Home, and our staff will do all they can to help residents live a rich and fulfilled life.

We Welcome You to Contact Us

If you’d like to get in touch to find out more about our Respite Care at The Porterbrook Care Home, we would love to hear from you. Our Manager, Sheilagh Sweeney and her wonderful team is available to contact by phone on 0114 266 0808 or via email You can also complete our online Enquiry Form to send us a message and we will be in touch via your preferred method of contact. We hope to hear from you soon.