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Respite services

Respite means that family members can find support if they want a break from their role as a carer. It also offers people with disability the opportunity to get out and about in the community.

Two types of respite are available:

  • Non-residential respite may involve someone coming into your home to care for a family member with a disability or accompanying them to activities in the community.
  • Residential respite can include short-term stays away from home.

The Disability Services Commission funds a range of organisations to provide respite services.

Who do I speak to to find out more?

In order to find out more about accommodation services, please contact your Local Area Coordinator.