Transforming Respite – Disability Support Services new strategy

21 August 2017

Summary

Publication cover MOH strategy Transforming Respite sets the future direction for improving disability respite support. Changes to the respite model will include:

  • offering disabled people and their families/whānau a flexible respite budget that they can use to take breaks in the ways that suit them best
  • increasing the range of quality respite options available – this includes the development of new and expanded respite services
  • recognising the value of respite and taking a lifelong approach to allocation and funding
  • making the administration and payment methods easier
  • providing better access to information about respite and support to find and use the respite options available.

The strategy responds directly to what disabled people and their families/whānau told MOH about their aspirations for the future.

To discuss any aspect of the strategy, please email MOH at respitestrategy@moh.govt.nz