Short term residential care for the cared-for person

There are options for short term stays in local Residential Homes or Extra Care Housing schemes. It may be possible to have a stay of just a couple of weeks, or possibly something longer. Arrangements vary depending on the organisation’s policy.

With Extra Care Housing you have your own apartment, but additional support is available.

With Residential Homes you have a bedroom, but other facilities are shared with other residents.

How to arrange this service

Private arrangements can be made with some Residential Homes (external website) and Extra Care Housing schemes, but costs can be quite high.  Assistance may be available from Social Services if eligibility is confirmed through a ‘What Matters’ conversation and assessment.

Please contact SPOA or NEWCIS to enquire further.

Call us on 0300 4561000 during the times below:

  • Monday: 8:15am to 5:45pm
  • Tuesday: 8:15am to 5:45pm
  • Wednesday: 8:15am to 2pm and 3pm to 5:45pm
  • Thursday: 8:15am to 5:45pm
  • Friday: 8:15am to 5:45pm
  • Saturday: 10am to 4pm
  • Sunday: 10am to 4pm
  • Bank holidays (except Christmas Day and Easter Sunday): 10am to 4pm

If you need to speak to a duty social worker in an emergency outside of these hours, you can phone 0345 053 3116 (calls to this number cost you 2 pence per minute plus your phone company’s access charge).

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