Your Choice - Flexible Respite Solution (FRS)

Are you a carer for someone with a disability? Do you need a break from this caring role? We have Respite Services for people with disabilities and their families/ carers who live in the Far North Coast of NSW.

What is 'Your Choice' - Flexible Respite Solutions Program?

‘Your Choice’ - Flexible Respite Solutions is a respite service for people with disabilities and their families/carers who live in the Far North Coast of NSW.  Clarence Valley Council Care & Support Services offer “Your Choice” packages to families in the Richmond and Clarence Valley Local Government areas.

What is respite?

Respite is a great opportunity for carers, family and the person with a disability to have a meaningful break from their daily routine.  It aims to support and strengthen family relationships to keep families together.

What type of assistance is available?

The 'Your Choice' program can arrange

  • Purchase of equipment that will assist the carer and persons with a disability
  • Arrange in the home support.
  • Activities for the person you care for
  • Whole of family activities
  • Short term overnight support
  • Community based support

Are you eligible?

The Your Choice program is right for you if you are:

  • Aged 0 - 65 years with a disability
  • Living with an unpaid carer/ family and are reliant on that carer for assistance in daily living
  • Live in the Clarence Valley, Richmond Valley, Lismore and Kyogle local government areas

What can you expect?

Your Choice staff will ensure that you receive a high standard of service that is relevant to your needs, including:

  • Assist you to develop a Flexible Respite Plan
  • Ensuring your privacy, dignity and confidentiality are respected
  • Contact you on a regular basis by Home visits, phone or email, whichever you prefer
  • Listen to your concerns

How much does it cost?

There is no cost involved for the customer or their families.

Who can be referred for the service?

Please contact the Your Choice Staff for information on “how to make a referral” Ph:  6645 3669

contact us on 1800801503 or email supportservices@clarence.nsw.gov.au

 

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