Our respite breaks are for carers looking for activity sessions for their cared for to attend so they can take a break from their caring role. This could include spending time with other family members and friends, attending a class or appointment, or taking time out for a walk, reading a book, or having a cuppa.

Whilst you have a moment for yourself, your cared for person will have a great time with us. They can join one of the many sessions we offer, including a music or craft activity, a gentle exercise session, or enjoy delicious food at our lunch group.

Who can attend:

We welcome everyone at Westbank, and we assure you that whilst you take a respite break, your cared for person will be looked after in a lively and safe environment.

Opening times:

Respite break sessions can be booked from Monday to Friday, between 10:30am to 2:30pm, minimum one-hour session.


£14 per hour

How to find us?

Westbank is located in Exminster with views overlooking the Exe Estuary. It is easily accessed by the No.2 Stagecoach service from Exeter Bus Station to Reddaway Drive. It is a short drive from Exeter, surrounding villages and the M5.

Visit us:

We encourage you to visit us to see what we have to offer; we can also offer taster sessions for some of our activities.

When booking any session, we have the option to work with your family member on a phased introduction.


You will need to arrange transport to and from Westbank, Farm House Rise, Exminster. Or, if available, we may be able to arrange for a driver to bring you to and from Westbank, charge from £5.

How to book:

You can book a respite break direct with our Team or referrals can be accepted from health care practitioners. We will arrange an initial assessment meeting to discuss the session in more detail and ensure it is right for your family members needs.

For more information, to arrange a visit or book, please contact the team on t: 01392 824752 or e: [email protected]