Carer support and respite
Who is a Carer?
If someone you love and care for everyday needs additional support to live their everyday lives because of a disability, then we consider you their Carer.
New Zealand Carer Strategy
The New Zealand Carer Strategy, introduced in 2008, is a partnership between the government and the Carers Alliance and is supported by action plans.
Carer Support provides reimbursement of some of the costs of using a support person to care and support a disabled person. This means your Carer can take some time out for themselves.
Respite explained: Options and services directory
Respite is taking a break from your caring responsibilities. There are a range of respite options and services nationwide and what is available can change based on the region you live in. Find out what's near you.