Respite

Changes to How People Get Their Needs Met

The  ACT Government prepared for the NDIS by examining how services and supports  could best be delivered under an individualised, market based model with a  focus on increased choice and control for people with disability. To enable  community organisations to deliver a greater range of flexible support options  to meet the needs of people with disabilities, their families and carers in the  ACT, the ACT Government transitioned the respite services it ran to the  community sector.

Finding and  Engaging Providers – NDIS Participants

The National Disability Insurance Agency  has developed a number of resources to assist participants when choosing a  provider or employing a support worker
is at : https://www.ndis.gov.au/finding-and-engaging-providers.html

Information  about supports for carers is at: https://www.ndis.gov.au/families-carers/support-carers.html

Emergency respite

Commonwealth  Respite and Carelink centres provide free and confidential information on  community aged care, disability and other support services available locally,  interstate or anywhere within Australia. To register for support as a carer of  a person with a disability; and to find out more information about emergency  respite in the ACT, please contact your local Commonwealth Respite and Carelink  Centre.
Contact  Free-call: 1800 052 222 (Carers ACT)