Respite programme (free time for non-professional caregivers)
The programme is for families caring for dependents over the age of 65 and families caring for people with intellectual disabilities. It aims to improve the quality of life of caregiving families, particularly women, by offering rest periods of 15 days to two months for those caring for elderly dependents, and rest periods of 3 days to two months for those caring for people with intellectual disabilities. Meanwhile, comprehensive care is provided to dependents and people with disabilities. It also serves as a resource in cases of unforeseen family situations.
Family caregivers can access this programme by referral to Barcelona Provincial Council service through the basic social services of city councils in Barcelona province. This service offers stays of between 15 and 60 days per year for the elderly, and of 3 to 60 days for people with intellectual disabilities. During the stay, social and health care is provided, as well as leisure and occupational activities. Families can also receive support and training.
Barcelona Provincial Council