An alternative care option set in a home environment for those people who have been discharged from hospital but are not able to return home immediately, or who need short-term respite care.

Recover in comfort

We are working in partnership with CareRooms to provide an alternative care option set in a home environment for people who need a short break after a stay in hospital or for a period of respite.

CareRooms help recruit local hosts who can offer short-term accommodation, companionship, and support in their own home for people aged 18 and over who have been discharged from hospital but cannot yet return home or need respite care.

With our support CareRooms help match guests to the right host according to their social care and support needs, in their local community or near their loved ones. Eligibility checks are undertaken to ensure that CareRooms can provide the level of support required.

CareRooms Hosts

All potential hosts are interviewed, vetted and DBS checked by CareRooms. They also carry out home visits to check the spaces available are safe and can be adapted to meet individual needs. CareRooms then provide comprehensive training and ongoing support to help hosts get ready to welcome guests.

Many hosts have a caring background and provide support for up to 14 days. They are paid each night they support a CareRooms guest.  

Become a CareRooms Host

If you are interested in becoming a host with CareRooms you can contact them on 03331 212 227 or find out more on the CareRooms hosts web page.

CareRooms Guests

Hosts will meet and greet you, provide companionship, and nutritious meals throughout your stay. Rooms will also be equipped with all the necessary adaptions and equipment for your comfort. If you require personal care, you can bring your existing care package with you or arrange care during your stay. Some hosts are trained to provide personal care.

Further information

If you would like to find out more contact CareRooms on 03331212 227. Further information is also available on the CareRooms website or by watching the following CareRooms video:

Our social care workers and direct payments advisors can also help provide more information. Eligibility criteria applies.



 "I love meeting the different guests and listening to their life stories. I am really grateful for all the help, advice and encouragement I have had from CareRooms to help me support my guests throughout their stay."


"My host was very friendly, and she helped me if I needed it and was always happy to talk. I felt really safe, and the room was very clean and tidy. I had a lovely time and would love to go back again."

Guest’s next of kin: 

"CareRooms is an excellent scheme which gave me much reassurance for my mother. She was able to return home much earlier than anticipated."

Social worker: 

"I had arranged for a younger person with autism to stay at a host’s home for respite. The whole process was very easy and straightforward, from the initial introductory meeting to the young person meeting up with the host. I would highly recommend and will be working with them again in the near future. The idea of a service that is not just to prevent hospital admissions or assist with hospital discharge, but also to provide a much-needed service for people who need respite is much needed and very beneficial!"