Respite Care

Respite Care or Short Breaks provides an integral part of the overall care of a child. In this section Julie Ling, Lauralynn Children’s Hospice and Grace Stewart, Northern Ireland Chidlren’s Hospice, explain what respite care is and its importance in caring for you and your child. There are additional resources at the bottom of the page to help you find respite services in your area. 

Republic of Ireland: Julie Ling, Head of Strategic Development – Lauralynn Children’s Hospice

Northern Ireland: Grace Stewart, Care Services Manager, Northern Ireland Children’s Hospice

Additional Resources

Links to Respite Care Providers, Care Services and Support Groups