What is it?
Planned short term breaks for families/carers of children and adults with a disability in order to support and maintain primary care giving relationships.
What does it do?
Respite provides a positive experience including the opportunity to mix with other people enabling the regular carer a break.
Why is it important?
Families have the constant responsibility in providing care to their son or daughter with a disability. Parents often have limited time for themselves to maintain their own interests, health and relationships. Planned respite gives families that all important break.
Who can use this service?
A child or adolescent with an intellectual disability with the minimum age of 8 years. Placements are dependent on availability and resources. Child/adult must live in the nine local government councils surrounding Wagga Wagga (Leeton, Narrandera, Lockhart, Coolamon, Temora, Junee, Gundagai, Cootamundra and Tumut). The family must be able to provide transport from their family home to respite.
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