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Respite care: what does the law say?

Community care law training at the Law Centre

Whether you are a social care professional, a carer or an adult wishing to access respite care, you may wonder what health and social care services are legally obliged to do.

Respite care: the Law and Guidance - Law Centre (NI) December 2014

This briefing, published by the Law Centre,  summarises the law and guidance governing the provision of respite care to adults with social care needs and to their informal carers in Northern Ireland.

It is of use to social care professionals responsible for assessing the respite needs of people in Northern Ireland and providing services to meet these needs. It is also of use to carers and adult service users wishing to access respite care.



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