Disability Respite Services
Disability Respite Program
KinCare offers in home respite services to people with a disability so
their caregivers are able to take short term breaks. Disability respite services are flexible and planned around
the needs of each client.
The cost of the disability respite care is subsidised by the NSW State Government.
Who can refer?
KinCare accepts referrals for this service from any source. ACAT teams, Carer Respite Centres, Doctors, Hospitals, other community service providers. We particularly welcome initial referrals for disability respite care from family members or caregivers of adults and children with a disability.
What services are offered?
The disability respite service provides respite for ageing carers and carers of school aged children with a disability. The service is very flexible. Services can range from a few hours per week to day or live-in care to allow the normal carer to have a break. Service is available within and outside business hours. A major benefit of our disability respite service is that it is delivered in the client's home in order to minimise disruptions to normal routines. This service is offered in selected regions. The target group varies between regions.
How does the disability respite program work?
A KinCare Program Manager conducts a detailed assessment with each carer and care recipient. Program managers work with eligible carers to plan services that will best meet their needs and provide a positive experience for the care recipients.
KinCare’s disabilty respite services are planned around the needs of each individual client. KinCare can provide services that meet special language, cultural, religious, dietary and other needs.
What about client safety?
All KinCare staff have received specialised training to provide in-home care. Staff wear a uniform and photograph identification. All staff employed by KinCare must undergo police and working with children checks.
How much does disability respite care cost?
While the cost of disability respite care is subsidised by the NSW Government, a client contribution is required towards the cost of providing this service. Fees are subject to a fee cap. Special arrangements can be made for clients who are assessed as financially disadvantaged.
Disability Respite Care in NSW?
Currently, disability respite care is available in certain parts of New South Wales. We offer the service in selected areas of Western Sydney and the Blue Mountains. for more information about where disability respite care is available, please contact us.
If you require an interpreter:
If you require an interpreter phone 1300 733 510. State your name, telephone number and language. You will be placed on hold while an interpreter is contacted. If an interpreter cannot be contacted we will call you back. Contact us for more information about in home disability respite care.