Individual Respite Services
Support staff work one-to-one with children, providing meaningful and enjoyable opportunities either in the families own home or out in the community. Families can access individual respite at times that suit their specific needs. These shifts can occur as one off respite or on a regular basis.
Individual respite can be accessed in a number of forms such as a support worker assisting a child to participate in their daily routine, engaging in play and educational activities to encourage development and assisting social and self-help skills.
Community access for individual respite involves support workers taking children on outings in the community or accompanying families on outings to provide additional support and supervision for their child. Community access may involve supporting children to participate in regular activities such as team sport, swimming, art activities or therapy sessions. Support workers may also take children to one-off events and recreational activities in the community or other activities and venues as suggested by parents.