Hi all. Some of you will know that we have just had a c.c.assesment for mum who is 91,they gave me a 2hr sitting on tuesdays which i am happy to have. They did also offer to send someone in to get mum up and at bedtime but i would have found this to intrusive.What i would really like is for mum to go into respite now and again because if i think we are never going to have a break it just makes it harder to keep going. I did mention this to the lady who came to do the assesment but she said this was another department.Is there anyone out there that has any idea about the respite system? Do you have to fund and arrange this yourself or will S/S do it? What happens if i have to go into hospital? i also asked about this didnt really get a reply! all she really said about respite was that if i was thinking of wanting some NEXT YEAR i should book now.I have been looking after mum for the past 18yrs 2 of those 24/7.Does anyone know how much respite we get and do we have to pay ?