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Transforming respite: disability support services respite strategy 2017 to 2022

19 Jul 2017
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This strategy is intended to make it easier for carers of disabled people to have a break from their caring responsibilities.

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The New Zealand Ministry of Health’s disability respite strategy, Transforming Respite, will make it easier for carers of disabled people to have a break from their caring responsibilities.

Transforming respite sets the future direction for improving disability respite support. Changes to the respite model will include:

  • offering disabled people and their families/whānau a flexible respite budget that they can use to take breaks in the ways that suit them best
  • increasing the range of quality respite options available – this includes the development of new and expanded respite services
  • recognising the value of respite and taking a lifelong approach to allocation and funding
  • making the administration and payment methods easier
  • providing better access to information about respite and support to find and use the respite options available.

The strategy responds directly to what disabled people and their families/whānau told us about their aspirations for the future.

 

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PUBLICATION DETAILS

Resource Type: 
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eISBN
978-1-98-850273-1
APO URI: http://apo.org.au/node/99346
Publication Place: 
Wellington
License Type: 
CC BY