Care centre’s respite service

June and David Stephenson at Orchard House.
June and David Stephenson at Orchard House.

A well-established Scarborough day care centre is adding short term respite care to their services from Spring next year.

Older people and those with disabilities will be able to take a break in purpose-built accommodation at Orchard House in Newby.

Owners June and David Stephenson have been granted planning permission for six en-suite low-level units, all carefully designed to make the most of the garden views. All are wheelchair-accessible with a link to the day care centre.

Being built specifically with guests’ needs in mind, they will include the latest technology such as floor sensors and a call system.

There will be options of mid-week, full week, weekend stays and emergency care.

June said: “There’s a real need for respite care which can be booked in advance, like a hotel room.

“Soon family and friends will be able to enjoy a relaxing holiday.

“Guests will be able to choose to spend time in our award-winning day care centre, as we look after the day-to-day responsibilities.

“Or everyone can head out to the stunning coastline and beautiful North Yorkshire countryside.

“Our years of experience mean that we can offer peace of mind to carers. We’re fully equipped to supply later years care, dementia and learning difficulties.

“Staff will be on hand 24 hours a day to help manage medication and we have strong links with local GPs and District Nurses.

“We’ll also promote well-being, mobility and independence through involving guests in day care activities, giving them the chance to make new friends.”