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Respite care is a service funded by the Ministry of Health to give the carer a break, and ensure that the person you care for gets the care and support they need in the meantime.

Respite Services are community-based services that provide a positive, stimulating and worthwhile experience for the disabled person, while allowing you to take a short-term break.

At the bottom of this page you will find a selection of PDFs that you can view or download and print, as follows:


Respite Services Fact Sheet
  • What can I expect from a respite service?
  • How do I get respite?
  • How often can I get respite?
  • Where can I get more information?

To view this PDF in maori, cook island, samoan or tongan, please click here


A Guide for Carers - He Aratohu mā ngā Kaitiaki
This is practical help for people caring for family or friends who are older or have ill health, a disability or a mental health, alcohol or other drug issue.

The guide includes information on the government-funded services and supports available for carers, such as:
  • financial help
  • needs assessments (NASC)
  • help at home
  • help if you need a break
  • help related to children with special education needs
  • making and resolving complaints
  • equipment and modifications.
If you would like to view this PDF is maori, cook island, samoan or tongan, please click here


Carer Support factsheet
Carer Support is a subsidy funded by the Ministry of Health. It aims to help the unpaid full-time carer of a disabled person take some time out for themselves by helping pay for a support person while the carer is away.

This factsheet tells you:
  • What is the meaning of 'full time carer'
  • How to apply for Carer Support
  • How you can use your Carer Support
  • Considerations around your Carer Support payments
  • Where you can get more information.

If you would like to view this PDF in maori, cook island, samoan or tongan, please click here



Respite Service Agencies

Waitemata DHB - Child Respite (Out of home support)
Respite (Out of Home Support) is provided by Waitemata DHB and is free for families in the Auckland and Northland regions. The service is for children 0-16 years old who have high support needs.
 
This service provides periodic relief to families who have children with multiple or complex needs living at home or in the community.
 
Your child can enjoy a range of planned stays, which may include day stays, overnight weekdays, weekends and school holidays.  24-hour care is provided by registered nurses, enrolled nurses and skilled hospital aides. We also provide cultural support and social work.
 
Intensive respite – (also known as radical respite) as above, but designed to meet the needs of children who require a high level of intensity in supervision and intervention.
 
Our vision is to provide family-centred care and opportunities for your child. Because every child is an individual, we work with you to meet their needs in a flexible, fun and safe way. Staff will take time to listen to you. We'll follow through programmes and goals you already have in place. We also develop a care plan with you, to meet your child's needs.

As health professionals, we care about creating opportunities for your child to discover new experiences and friendships.

Services are provided at the Wilson Centre for Children, situated in the grounds of the Wilson Home Trust, corner of Lake and St Leonards Roads, Takapuna.  The Wilson Centre is in a park-like garden setting and is within easy walking distance to beach, shops and buses. Other facilities your child will enjoy include gardens, a purpose-built playground and hydrotherapy pool.
 
Contact details:

Admission Coordinator - Wilson Centre
Phone 09 488 4688 extn 5825

Respite Services (Out of Home Support)
Email - respite@waitematadhb.govt.nz
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