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. For a full list of all Commission funded respite providers visit the directory of service providers.
Who do I speak to to find out more?
In order to find out more about accommodation services, please contact your Local Area Coordinator or one of the respite service providers listed in the directory of service providers.