These are in some areas. They provide respite support, including accommodation for short stay visits.
A local family will care for and share their life with your family member in their own home. Care is on a part-time basis, depending on the needs of your family.
These services are provided by IDEA Services family/whanau services
Want to be a caregiver?
Caregiving is the term we use for the different types of care we offer to people with intellectual disabilities. From short-term respite care to the regular commitment of shared care, to long-term foster care for children and contract board care for adults, there are many ways you can help those with intellectual disabilities to have a better life.
If you’re interested in becoming a caregiver, or want to find out more go to www.youcancare.org.nz