Support for Carers


Caring for carers

Over the next five years 10.6 million people will take on a new caring role for a disabled, older or seriously ill relative or friend. The contribution these unpaid carers make to the health and wellbeing of our general population is immeasurable.

However, caring without enough support in place can take its toll. Many carers find they do not have the time or energy to maintain relationships, stay in work, or look after their own health and wellbeing.

It is vital that the local authority, health and other statutory agencies recognise, support and value the contribution carers make in Buckinghamshire. Our 'Strategic Vision for Carers in Buckinghamshire: Strategy 2016 - 2019' seeks to do this.


Carer assessments

Carers have a legal right to have their own needs assessed (the Care Act 2014). These are for you to discuss with social services the help you may need with caring, looking after your own health or keeping up with family, work, and caring responsibilities.

Carer Assessments are free and confidential.

If you are a carer and feel you need support speak to the social worker assessing the person you care for or contact Carers Bucks on the number at the bottom of the page

Carers Bucks website for more information.


Respite care

Respite care allows carers to take a break from their caring role. This can be for a few hours, overnight or for longer periods.

Care can be provided in many ways and does not have to be in a residential setting, such as Seeleys House Shorts Breaks Centre.


Seeleys House Short Breaks Centre

Seeleys House Short Breaks Centre is a care home for adults living with a learning disability and/or physical disabilities, it provides short term respite care.

Seeleys House
Campbell Drive

Current CQC rating

Seeleys House Short Breaks Centre is regulated by the Care Quality Commission (CQC).

Seeleys House Short Breaks centre was last inspected on 16 May 2019 and was rated as: Requires improvement

View the CQC inspection report (published on 6 July 2019).

Seeleys House Short Breaks - overnight service suspension

Due to a potential incident raised in July we have suspended the overnight respite service at Seeleys House.

The uppermost priority for us is the safeguarding of all our clients, and although the incident was not in itself serious enough for us to suspend the service, we decided it was the right thing to do.

We are putting additional safeguards and training in place and will restore the overnight service as soon as possible.

This means that:

  • From Monday 19 August - we suspended admissions to clients with complex care needs.
  • From Tuesday 3 September 2019 – total suspension of the service for all clients while our improvement plan is implemented.
  • No change - Seeleys day service is not affected and will be operating as usual.

We will keep you updated on any changes here.

For more information, speak to the social worker assessing the person you care for,  or contact:

Carers Bucks
Telephone: 0300 777 2722
Website: Carers Bucks


Services for carers

Care Advice website for carers 

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