Respite or relief is designed to provide short-term breaks for the carers of a disabled person, while also providing a positive, stimulating and worthwhile experience for the disabled person.
Respite services are one of a range of support services funded by the Ministry of Health. They’re available to disabled people and to carers, family and whānau whose primary role involves the care and support of a disabled family member.
In conjunction with Carers NZ, Mycare provides the National Relief Care Matching Service. If you’re a family carer and receive the Carer Support Subsidy or other funding for respite, you can find a respite or relief carer with Mycare for free.
For more information about respite and the Carer Support Subsidy, visit the Ministry of Health’s website.