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.