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We provide respite care for children and young people between five and 16 years of age who have a disability and/or challenging behaviour.

This support is rostered and the focus is on providing both a ‘home away from home’ for the individual and ‘time out’ for the family/whanau.

We employ a person-centred framework, encourage ongoing involvement of family/whanau, and value the knowledge, preferences and cultural perspectives of family/whanau.

It’s important that children and young people accessing respite are appropriately engaged and there are choices available.

Activities are tailored to each person’s preferences and goals, enhancing skills and increasing independence. The activities are structured and put on an Activity Plan, so everyone’s aware of what’s going to happen and when.

Each house has a dedicated van available for outings and community events, such as to the museum, mall, park, zoo, beach, public transport, socials and picnics.

Call us today on 09 634 3790 to find out more about our Child, Youth and Respite support.