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Flexible Respite Program

Flexible Respite aims to assist in maintaining and supporting relationships between the person with a disability and their carer. Flexible Respite is an ADHC funded program which provides at least 168 hours of respite. The program may include:

  • Individualised programs
  • Community access / out of home respite
  • In home respite
  • Centre based / weekend program
  • Group activities
  • School holiday program
  • Overnight / evening
  • Camps

Flexible Respite aims to assist in maintaining and supporting relationships between the person with a disability and their carer.

What is Flexible Respite?

Flexible Respite is planned and regular breaks from the caring role while providing meaningful activities for the person with a disability. This may include:

  • community access or out of home respite
  • group activities
  • centre based activities
  • overnight
  • in home care

Aims of the program:

  • Assist in maintaining a positive caring relationship over the long term
  • Improve the wellbeing of the individual with a disability, as well as their carers and family
  • Provide access to social and recreational activities
  • Provide practical support to carers
  • Support the caring relationship and attend to short term support needs

What else does NWDS provide?

  • Carer assistance, support groups and referral to outside services if and when needed, Camps and retreats throughout the year
  • Monthly discos
  • Gemhill Cottage, a 24 hour respite accommodation service for individuals with an acquired brain injury
  • HADPAC day and evening respite programs
  • Teen Time Respite
  • Leisure Link
  • Post School and Community Participation programs
  • Life choices and Active Ageing Programs
  • Individual Community based Programs

Eligibility:

To be eligible for a Flexible Respite service, carers must care for someone who meets the requirements of ADHC intake and referral who will assess eligibility for individuals, this includes: 

  • has a diagnosed disability
  • is aged between 0-64 years
  • is living full time with an unpaid carer
  • is living within local Government areas: Auburn, Baulkham Hills, Blacktown, Holroyd or Parramatta

 

Flexible Respite Services

Location: Conie Avenue, Baulkham Hills
Postal Address: PO Box 947, Baulkham Hills NSW 1755
Phone number: 02 9686 4155 or Fax number: 02 9686 4144 
Email: enquiries@nwds.org.au