Supporting families and carers

This section offers information on the different types of supports available for families of children with a disability and carers of adults with a disability.

Disability Services supports

The following supports are funded by the Department of Human Services and are provided in partnership with community service providers or directly by regional Department of Human Services staff.

Respite support provides short-term breaks for carers of people with a disability and families. Short-term breaks can be overnight, or during the day, breaks can be in-home, in residential settings, with another family, out in the community or other flexible arrangements.

Flexible Support Packages provide a range of supports for people with a disability and their families.

Individual Support Packages provide flexible funding, based on planning, to suit the particular needs of people with a disability.

Family Options provides short term and long term alternative family placements for people with a disability who are unable to live with their own family.

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