Respite is taking a break from your caring responsibilities. Taking time out can help you feel rested and re-energised.
Respite supports and services will give you a break and provide a worthwhile experience for the disabled person.
Accessing respite supports and services
To access respite supports and services talk to your local Needs Assessment Service Coordination organisation (NASC).
Your local NASC will:
- check your eligibility for Ministry-funded disability support services
- work with you to identify what your needs are and what supports or services will best meet them.
The amount of funded respite support available is based on your needs.
There are different types of respite supports and services available in your community. Read more about respite supports and services.