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  • Respite options include in-home support, overnight or weekend facility-based support, recreation-based programs and camps and host family stays for children or young people with a disability.
  • The National Disability Insurance Scheme provides tailored support and services for people with a disability, their families and carers. The NDIS is available in the Barwon area and will roll out in Victoria over three years from 1 July 2016.
  • Visit the National Disability Insurance Scheme website.
  • The National Respite for Carers Program (NRCP) provides Commonwealth Government-subsidised access to a variety of respite options. Call the Commonwealth Respite and Carelink Centre on 1800 052 222
  • Call Disability Intake and Response Services on 1800 783 783 for information about state government funded disability respite supports and services.
  • Ask if there are any fees for the respite care service you need. 

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Reviewed on: 18-09-2015