The Respitality Model in Wales - National Stakeholder Group Meeting

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National stakeholder group for those interested in connecting carers to the hospitality sector for short breaks.

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Caring Communities of Change

The project will put learning disability family carers, third sector partners and the wider professional network at the heart of service design and delivery across Health and Social Care in Wales.

The All Wales Forum will work in partnership with carer-led network organisations and national third sector organisations to co-produce, pilot and scale up innovative and practical solutions to meet the needs of the families.

What is our goal?

To enable Learning Disability families and third sector partners in Wales to develop services that secure rights, enhance physical, emotional and economic well-being and support family relationships, all through enabling learning disability family carers to have an active contribution to society.

Break from the Routine

We will collaboratively work with families and national organisation to co-produce and provide responsive and flexible alternative offers to respite care. It will provide options for respite care that can be ‘self-funded’ or paid for through Direct Payments.

These ideas include -

- Exploring and implementing the principles of a Respitality style model in Wales

- Using Direct Payments flexibly to access short breaks and respite care

-Developing a Staycation network for family carers of loved ones with learning disabilities to swap houses over short periods to access short breaks as a family

Progress so far...

We have gained commitments from some key partners in Powys to explore and pilot options around the principles of Shared Care Scotland's 'Respitality' model of connecting parents and carers with the hospitality sector for short breaks through the Powys based working group.

Collaborating partners in Powys will pilot ideas until 2023 to see what works.

What is this meeting for?

The purpose of this meeting is to -


- Progress from collaborating partners from the working groups - including what are the next steps of these working groups

-An opportunity for other organisations to share from similar examples of work in other parts of Wales following the principles of connecting parent and carers to the hospitality sector for short breaks


Learning from working groups and other examples across Wales as to -

- What works and why?

- What doesn't work and why?

- What are the barriers and how will we/have we overcome them?


- How do we grow this work further?

- How do other areas get involved?

Who can come to this meeting?

We welcome anyone with an interest, opinion or experiences in alternative forms of respite care and short breaks for families'. We would particularly like to hear from -

- Parents and carers

- Carer led organisations or groups

- `Local businesses

I would like to speak to someone before the event...

Feel free to contact us via email at or via 02920 811120 - our office hours are 9am - 5pm Mondays to Thursdays.


The AWF Team

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