The Respite Association
Highfield Barn
EX20 4DS

Telephone: (01566) 783383

(We aim to answer calls most weekdays between 9.30am and 5pm – if we are not around you can leave a message and we will get back to you as soon as possible)

For alternative care grants and general correspondence email:

For Carers’ breaks email


If you are a carer needing help please contact us on the above details or complete an application form (see ‘How to Apply‘).

If you would like to support our work, thank you.  We need all the friends we can get, because the need for what we do is out there, without the support of ordinary people like you and me those who desperately need our help really are on their own!

For some of the ways in which you can help us please see the ‘How you can help‘ section of the website.

Meet The Team

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Hon Alderman Alex Bentley

Chair of Trustees


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Miss Valerie England



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Miss Rosemary England


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Mr John Turner MBE

Chief Executive

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Dr Kate Turner PhD

Carer Breaks & Accounts Administrator

Text to Donate

Please text “Carers” to 70450 to donate £5 Texts cost £5 plus standard rate message and you’ll be opting in to hear more about our work and fundraising via SMS.  If you’d like to give £5 but without opting in to receive marketing communication from us text “Carersnoinfo” to 70450

The Respite Association is a registered charity No 1193232 (formerly 1086598 from 2001 to 2021)