Short breaks and time out for carers

Short residential stays for older adults

Sometimes older adults who receive care at home are not sure whether a permanent move to a residential home will be right for them.

A short-term residential stay – or 'respite' stay – can:

  • be a break for older adults, or their carers
  • help older adults decide whether a permanent move would be right for them

Short-term residential care homes

Thurrock has 3 short-term residential care homes – also called respite homes – suitable for older adults, including those with dementia. They are:

Extra care flat

An extra care flat at Piggs Corner, Grays provides planned short-term stays with additional personal care.

This is not for people with severe dementia.

To find out if you qualify for this service contact us below.

Thurrock First

: 01375 511 000


Main opening hours are Monday to Friday, from 9am to 5pm.

Limited service on Monday to Friday from 7am to 9am and 5pm to 7pm, and on weekends and bank holidays from 7am to 7pm.

Read more about Thurrock First.