Short Term Respite Care (STRC)



Contact Information

Opening times:

24 hours a day, 365 days a year


01437 764639


About the Project

The purpose of this service is to support unpaid carers while an Assessment of Need is being processed by the local authority (Pembrokeshire County Council), ordinarily offering 3 hours per week (during the day) for up to 12 weeks while the Carers Assessment is pending.

This involves the provision of practical, domiciliary care and support to unpaid adult Carers, enabling them to take a meaningful break each week from their caring responsibilities, reduce the physical and emotional stress of caring for a loved one and help them maintain their own health and wellbeing, thus enabling and supporting them in their caring role and avoid a breakdown in the caring relationship. It also offers an opportunity to enhance the wellbeing of the cared-for individual, by promoting independence and supporting/creating social and recreational opportunities.

All support is provided based on an individual’s needs, desires, and personal preferences to promote wellbeing and independence.

The service offers support with:

  • Basic personal care needs such as toileting.
  • Basic nutrition and hydration.
  • Prescribed medication (prompting only)
  • Basic mobility needs (but not the use of Manual Handling equipment, such as hoists, moving aids etc)
  • Accessing local community and attending social events (Carers)

This service is registered with the Care Inspectorate Wales.

Eligibility / Referral Process

To be eligible to access this service:

  • The Carer and Cared-for must be 18 years old or older
  • The Cared-for must reside in the county of Pembrokeshire
  • The Carer must not be being paid for any care that they provide to the cared for
  • The Carer must be awaiting the local authority completing an assessment of need

This service can receive referrals from:

  • Health & Social Care Professionals.
  • Information Services / other organisations e.g., Community Connectors, outreach workers, etc.
  • Self-referrals/family and friends.

Referrals can be made directly via Pembrokeshire Carers Information and Support Service (PCISS) on 01437 611002 or by emailing