Supporting families and carers

There is a range of support we provide for families of children with a disability and carers of adults with a disability.

Flexible support packages

Flexible support packages include the provision of information, planning and low-level, short-term disability supports as well as assistance to access community and mainstream supports.

The Flexible Support Packages Guidelines provide operational guidance for community service organisations involved in the delivery of flexible support packages. For more information, see Related resources.

Individual support package

Individual support packages provide flexible funding, based on planning, to suit the particular needs of people with a disability. For more information, see Individual support package.

Family options

Family options provides short and long-term alternative family placements for people with a disability who are unable to live with their own family. Our Services website has more information on Family options.

Respite support

Respite support provides short-term breaks for carers and families of people with a disability .

Short-term breaks can be overnight, or during the day. Breaks can be in-home, in residential settings, with another family, out in the community or other flexible arrangements. Our Services website has more information Respite support.