A carer qualifies for support if they are the main or only carer, they have regular contact with the cared for person, the cared for person would be at risk if they were unable to provide support or they require support to continue in their caring role.
"Traditionally, respite care has meant a break in a care home or nursing home. This type of break may be suitable for some but people want more choices about how, where and when the break is provided. Families or couples may want to have a break together with some extra support, or they may choose to have some time apart. Breaks will vary from a few hours to a few weeks and may be arranged on a regular, planned basis, as a holiday or to deal with an unexpected emergency." (Shared Care Scotland)
Care Services for Children and Young People
We work in partnership with parents and families to assess children's and young people's needs and act together to provide the most appropriate support and services.
Care Services for Adults
We provide social care services for adults with a range of complex needs and disabilities.
Care Services for Older People
We provide a range of services for the older people in our communities, whether you require support in your home and daily life, following a spell in hospital, or in a care home.
West Lothian Council provides a range of services for adults with disabilities aimed at promoting and maximising independence.
Support at Home Service
The Support at Home Service was launched in 2012 and incorporates the Home Safety Service, Crisis Care, Re Ablement, Domiciliary Care and Apetito frozen meals.