Respite Support for Carers of Young People

This program helps carers of people with a severe or profound disability to plan and access respite care.

Through this program, carers are provided with a clearly identifiable and accessible point of contact for information and advice on the full range of respite care services and other assistance. Our aim is to assist parents who care for a child with complex care needs and can benefit from taking a break.

The Respite Support for Carers of Young People with a Severe or Profound Disability Program provides carers with short-term and immediate respite where some needs may not be met through existing supports and services. We can help to:

  • purchase, organise or manage the delivery of respite care or other support tailored to the needs of the carer
  • provide appropriate service to ensure equitable access for carers including in-home and out-of-home settings
  • improve carer access to respite in a short-term, emergency or unplanned situation
  • improve access to respite care for Aboriginal or Torres Strait carers and carers from a Culturally or Linguistically Diverse (CALD) background
  • encourage the development of informal or volunteer networks that provide support to carers

Eligibility

This program is available to carers of young people with a severe or profound disability under 30 years of age.

Areas of support

Call Carers ACT to find out more about this program and how else we can help you.

The Respite Support for Carers of Young People with a Severe or Profound Disability Program is funded by the Australian Government Department of Social Services and supported by the Australian Government.

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