Essex Palliative Care Children’s Respite Service (EPIC)

EPIC Children’s Respite provides short break care within the home to children and young people with life limiting or life threatening conditions in Essex.

EPIC respite carers give the family a break by delivering personalised care to children and young people with palliative care needs. The registered children’s nurses are on call to families and the respite carer during the visit and for the hour before and after.

Who the service provides for

0 to 19 years old with a life threatening condition.

Hours of operation

Days and times of respite care are flexible depending on the need.

Office hours are open Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm.

How the service is accessed

Healthcare referral

Email address

Phone number

03330 132 599

Operational locations

  • Basildon
  • Brentwood
  • Thurrock


EPIC Children's Respite Service
PO Box 297
E3, County Hall