Find out your respite options in your community
The Ministry of Health has compiled a list of respite options in Auckland for disabled people and their carers.
Respite options can include:
- asking friends and family to hang out with the disabled person you care for while you take a break
- employing a support worker to spend time with the person with a disability
- paying for the person with a disability to do an activity or programme that they enjoy
- having an overnight break while the person with a disability stays with a friend, family member, support worker or an organisation with skills in caring for people with disabilities.
We can help you get funding for respite and find respite options that will work best for you.
If you're new to us, you can ask a GP, teacher or social worker to send a referral form for a needs assessment, so we can find out if you can receive respite.
You can also complete your own needs assessment using our very easy to use application form.
For more information about respite services, visit the Ministry of Health website.