Restarting our Carers' Respite service Independent Lives is delighted to announce that we will be restarting our Carers' Respite service, Time out in Adur, on 22nd March. During the latest lockdown, and throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, carers of people with support needs or dementia have consistently put their loved ones before themselves, facing the challenges of disrupted support networks alongside the anxieties and loss of routine we have all faced. We understand that time is precious, even more so when you are caring for someone who has dementia, or is elderly and frail. We recognise the importance of getting some time for you to rest and recuperate. By safely restarting our respite service we want to encourage carers to take back some time for themselves, and to appreciate everything they have done for their loved ones. We will initially be re-opening the service to provide half-days out across Adur, on Mondays, Tuesdays, and Fridays. Safety remains our primary concern, and as such the service will be under the supervision of a group of highly experienced staff who are fully trained in effective PPE practice. Capacity will also be temporarily reduced, and additional risk assessments put in place. We are planning to reinstate a full service in June, pending Government guidelines and restrictions. In the meantime, we will continue to offer one-to-one support if you need a little bit of extra help outside of our usual service hours. Please get in touch with Catherine Goldsmith, Day Activities Coordinator, on 07825 084756 or at [email protected] if this is something you would like to discuss. For more information about the service, including how to book, please visit our dedicated Time out in Adur page.