Wanting to offer respite care - how do we go about it?

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MushroomSoup Mon 24-Dec-12 20:58:23

In married, in my 40s, 4 healthy, happy DCs. DH's brother is severely disabled and a big part of our life. He knows from first hand experience how great 'a few hours off' from caring for a disabled child can be for a family. I'm in primary education, loads of experience of children and child development. We don't have the time or facilities to offer foster care but would love to do respite care - a few hours every fortnight or so - to a disabled child.
Do any of you know if this is feasible? And what's our first port of call? Social services? Thanks!
Merry Christmas!

FlyOverTheMistletoe Mon 24-Dec-12 21:13:04

Yes it is feasible, try social services, depending on where you live people might be able to refer you to specific organisations.

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