Quality statement 10: Respite services for carers

Quality statement

Carers of people with dementia have access to a comprehensive range of respite/short-break services that meet the needs of both the carer and the person with dementia.

Quality measure

Structure: Evidence that health and social care managers ensure that carers of people with dementia have access to a comprehensive range of respite/short-break services which meet the needs of both the carer and the person with dementia.

Process: Proportion of carers of people with dementia who access respite/short-break services when required.

Numerator – the number of carers accessing respite/short-break services.

Denominator – the number of carers of people with dementia requesting respite/short-break services.

What the quality statement means for each audience

Service providers ensure that information is available to health and social care staff on the range of respite/short-break services available to carers of people with dementia.

Health and social care professionals ensure that carers of people with dementia are aware of the options available to them locally for respite/short-break services, and that access to such services is facilitated when needed.

Commissioners ensure a comprehensive range of local respite/short-break services are accessible and meet the needs of both carers and people with dementia.

Carers of people with dementia can expect to have access to a range of respite/short‑break services which meet their needs.

Data source

Structure: Local data collection.

Process: Local data collection.