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What is it?
Respite provides planned breaks to families/carers who have the responsibility of a person who has 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 to have a break.

Why is it important?
Families/carers have the constant responsibility in providing care to their son or daughter with a disability.  Planned respite gives families that all important break.

Who can use this service?
An adult with an intellectual disability.  Placements are dependent on availability and resources. The adult must live in the nine local government councils surrounding Wagga Wagga(Leeton, Narrandera, Lockhart, Coolamon, Temora, Junee, Gundagai, Cootamundra and Tumut). The family/carer must be able to provide transport from their home to respite.

For costing and further information contact Kurrajong Waratah.