Disability Support Services (DSS) released the disability respite strategy Transforming Respite in July 2017. The main outcome we are seeking through the strategy is primary carers who are not stressed, are resilient, have the capacity to have ordinary life experiences and feel able to continue to provide care. For the disabled person, respite will be a positive experience.
Changes to the respite model will include:
the introduction of flexible respite budgets
more options for families to use for respite
easier payment methods
better information about the various respite options.
This document provides information to help current and prospective providers of respite support and services , prepare for the opportunities that will arise from the implementation of the respite strategy. This information should allow providers to better understand areas of expected demand and the characteristics of the respite market in each region.