"Once I got over the guilt of Age going to Respite I realised what a valuable resource Merlin was offering. Age has an amazing time each Monday meeting his friends, playing games and having a laugh. Age gets to do his own thing and I get to be "Me" for the day, safe in the knowledge that my husband is being cared for."
Lorraine, Wife and full time Carer
" The best thing about Respite is that we have a laugh! I have made many new friends and I have the chance to have extra therapy as well. Nothing is too much trouble for Ali and her team. I cant recommend it enough."
Age, Centre User
"Dick has been attending Respite at the centre on Mondays for some time now. We were delighted when Fridays also became an option. This has given him the opportunity to make new friends and for me to enjoy the garden ( weather permitting) it has given us both some space, which is healthy.
It is such a cheerful, welcoming place to go and Dick can enjoy oxygen therapy, a head massage, a haircut and pedicure when necessary together with receiving very supportive care from all the staff.
The centre and the Respite service is my Beacon of Hope."
Jenefer Keast, Wife and fulltime Carer
" The advice and support we have always received from the Merlin MS Centre has been second to none. My wife attends Respite care at the centre and I am always confident that she is being given the care she needs in a professional and friendly way."
Jonathan Evans, Husband and Carer for wife Pauline