Respite, Housing & Tenancies

About respite care for people with a disability, ASD and additional needs

Respite care is when someone looks after people with disability, autism spectrum disorder (ASD) or other additional needs such as aged care and rehab services.

Respite care can be for a few hours during the day. It can also be overnight or for longer periods like a few weeks. You might use respite care occasionally or on a regular basis. 

You can get respite care from respite care services. Or you might arrange something informally with family and friends, or use community recreational activities.

Why respite care is good for families

It can be hard to take a break from caring for your child. But it’s good for you, your family and your child.

Caring can be stressful and emotionally and physically tiring. Taking a break gives you the chance to recharge and look after yourself. For example, you could go to a weekly exercise class, meet friends, go out for dinner with your partner, get an uninterrupted night’s sleep once a week, or go on holiday.
 

Taking a break can also give you a chance to spend time with your partner or other children.

Respite care is also a break for the person in care. They can have a change from their usual routine and do something different. This can help them develop new skills and some independence.

We also offer help with:

HOUSING AND TENANT ADVOCACY 

 

ASSISTANCE FINDING HOUSING

 

MOVING ASSISTANCE