The Future of Replacement Care - Professionals & Other Stakeholders Survey

Closed 15 Sep 2021

Opened 2 Aug 2021


The Covid-19 pandemic has meant that we have had to look at different ways of offering services to adults with a learning disability.

Replacement care services had previously been reviewed in 2019, but with the coronavirus pandemic affecting how many people can access building-based services at any one time, the county council has explored other options to ensure services can be offered in different ways.  Now, we want to look again at these services to understand how they can embrace the changes that have been made, and make sure the services are fit for the future.

Replacement care, commonly referred to as ‘Respite’ by people who use these services and their carers, give carers of adults with a learning disability a break from their caring role and can be delivered in a residential setting, or can take place in the home. 

With this in mind, the county council would like to hear from you, social care and health professionals, carers support organisations, service providers and other stakeholders to understand your experience of replacement care and how this could look in the future. 


  • Cannock Chase
  • East Staffordshire
  • Lichfield area
  • Newcastle-under-Lyme area
  • South Staffordshire
  • Stafford area
  • Staffordshire Moorlands
  • Tamworth area


  • Businesses
  • Parents and Families
  • Carers
  • Expert stakeholders
  • General public
  • Parents, carers and guardians
  • People with learning disabilities
  • Carers
  • Stakeholders
  • Providers


  • Adults with Disabilities
  • Adult Social Care