Respite Services

We are here to support you and your whānau’s overall wellness by giving you the chance to take a break.

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Our Respite Services enable you to enjoy a safe and supported break away from your usual environment. We offer a range of respite support including dedicated support, in your own home or in an existing residential/respite service. You will be well supported with a personalised support plan that’s tailored to your needs and requirements while staying with us.
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Enjoy your respite stay.

During respite stays you may be supported to attend activities such as community events, or learning a skill and increasing your independence. You will have the opportunity to spend time with others, to meet new people, and make friends.

You will enjoy:  

  • a planed regular stay
  • personalised support in a safe and nurturing home  
  • access to fully trained staff in all aspects of support
  • fun activities and outings

All NZCommunity Living Support staff are checked against the requirements under the Vulnerable Children Act 2014 (VCA).

What is Respite?

Respite is a planned or temporary service provided to the caregiver of a child, or adult. Respite can be in a dedicated home or even in your own home. 

Some people might take a while to get used to the idea of having someone else supporting their loved ones, while others feel more comfortable to rely on respite support. Whatever the case, it is healthy to start using regular respite as early as possible, so that everyone can get used to having these breaks. 

Respite is a partnership between you and the respite provider. We are there so you can have both physical as well as wellbeing support. We will work with you to make the most of the time. 

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We are New Zealand's trusted provider

Disability Experts

NZCommunity Living has supported disabled people and their whānau since 1988.

Our Partners

We work closely with the Whaikaha - Ministry for Disabled People, Oranga Tamariki, District Health Boards, Ministry of Social Development, Corrections, and ACC as a preferred national provider.

Industry Leader

We’re part of New Zealand’s largest national network of disability service providers and a leader in health technology.

Enhanced Services

Whatever you need, our wraparound disability support and rehabilitation services can be tailored to support you with almost anything.

Public or Private Funding

Our disability support and rehabilitation services are free to those eligible for government funded support. We also provide private funded services.

Specialised Workforce

Our community-based workforce is unmatched – we apply our significant expertise in disability support and health services to all of the work we do.

Get in touch with us

To access our support services, please choose us as a preferred provider when you speak to Needs Assessment and Service Coordination (NASC) service or an Enabling Good Lives (EGL) Connector.

If you prefer to call or email, our team is available 24 hours/7 days.

PO Box 24445, Manners Street, Wellington 6142

0800 101 057

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