Letter: Respite care room is now open

ABBEYFIELD is a local charity run by a committee of local volunteers with two houses in Burnley – one in St Stephen’s Street and the other in Harriet Street.

It provides sheltered housing in single en-suite rooms for the elderly and all meals are provided by the housekeepers who look after the houses and the residents. Residents are free to come and go as if living in their own houses but, of course, without that responsibility.

We have now created a respite care room which is available to accommodate elderly persons whose carers need a break or would like to go on holiday. Stays would be for a minimum of one week and all meals are provided. The weekly cost is £160 and the facility is available at the house in St Stephen’s Street where there is also one room for permanent stays available.

The society will also take residents on a trial basis only without obligation.

DAVID SMITH

SECRETARY OF THE ABBEYFIELD BURNLEY SOCIETY