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Respite care

We offer the assurance of quality respite care for families and carers. Our team is on hand 24 hours with home care tailored to your loved ones needs. Our First Choice Home Care crisis management service can quickly meet your requirements providing urgent emergency care, hospital to home care or schedule care to cover holidays.  

Peace of mind

We are regulated by The Care Quality Commission CQC, and have provided emergency care and respite care services to Norfolk County Council, Suffolk County Council and the NHS for years. All our team are trained to our exacting standards having completed our specialist ‘First Choice Home Care training programme’ .

“Having First Choice on hand has been such a support. Dad was so well looked after we’ve continued with weekly companionship” 

First Choice Home Care can provide support and care workers to assist with anything from 24-hour live-in service, to 1 hour per day/week to cover the much-needed respite or holiday for the existing primary carer. This ensures peace of mind and maintains established routines.

Respite Care Assessment & Care and Support Plan

First Choice Home Care assesses your needs with an initial home visit. We take the time to listen to your needs and develop a flexible respite home care and support plan detailing all the support you need from medication and personal care to wellbeing.

First Choice Home Care Respite Care and Support Plan includes:

  • What home care you require
  • How often you will receive help
  • What extra support you require – trips out etc
  • Your carers profile 
  • First Choice Home Care team contact details
  • Agreed respite home care start date
  • Branch contact details and opening hours
  • Statement of purpose
  • Service users guide

Your Care Plan

  • About you – your personal details
  • Health issues/concerns
  • Aspirations and outcomes
  • Nutrition and Hydration
  • Personal Care
  • Risk Assessments
  • Medication
  • Consent of care
  • Individual specific information leaflets
  • Feedback forms

Testimonials >

Read a few of our latest testimonials from our customers. We take pride in developing good relations and delivering friendly and compassionate care. 

Regulated and endorsed home care

  • All First Choice Home Care branches across Norfolk and Suffolk are accredited with Suffolk County Council in Regulated Service
  • Norfolk County Council Framework accreditaion. 
  • Six Steps to Success in The North West End of Life Care Programme for Domiciliary Care:  Halesworth Branch
  • First Choice Home Care is regulated and endorsed by The Care Quality Commission the UK’s independent regulator of all health and social care services.
  • We have supported Norfolk and Suffolk Social Care Services for over 10 years.
  • First Choice Home Care, Halesworth has received the full 'Six Steps to Success End of Life Programme' by Norfolk Community Health and Care NHS Trust. 


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