Published on October 1, 2020 | Updated on February 2, 2023

France Répit Foundation

Created in 2013 on the initiative of caregivers and families facing disease, the France Répit Foundation aims to create respite facilities throughout France, and services for people supporting sick, disabled or elderly relatives at home, on the basis of the pilot experiment conducted in Lyon. It also develops scientific activities around respite: university diploma of respite and accompaniment of family caregivers, program of clinical and medico-economic research on respite, organization of the Rencontres francophones sur le répit. More broadly, it contributes to promoting of respite and supporting family caregivers to institutional officials, actors of the world of health, medico-social, associative and media.

The France Répit Foundation is a foundation under the aegis of the Innovation and Transitions Foundation, recognized as a public utility.

The Maison de Répit of the Métropole de Lyon, associated with a multidisciplinary team supporting family caregivers, is the first flagship project supported by the France Répit Foundation. Opened in October 2018, this first French respite home offers twenty rooms and family apartments, welcoming children and adults who are sick or disabled, but also their family caregivers, for regular stays of healing and family accompaniment. The Foundation is now planning to deploy this experiment in other French regions, in conjunction with the actors involved in the territories.

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