Respite Services

 

 

Respite Services

Respite is a flexible, periodic, short-term break from caregiving, for the purpose of rest and renewal for the family.

Program Goals:

  • Respite services provide the caregiver(s) of an individual with an exceptional need some time away from the caregiver responsibilities.
  • Respite services also support the wellbeing of the caregiver(s), the individual, as well as the family system.

Eligibility Criteria and Referral Process:

Elgin County

  • In Elgin County, self-directed respite funding is available to qualified families caring for a child/youth with a Mental Health Disorder.
  • The child/youth must reside in Elgin County.
  • The child/youth must be under the age of 18.
  • Respite funding is provided to Wellkin, by the Ministry of Health, and all funding approvals and allocations are determined through the Elgin Respite Network.
  • The level and length of respite services will be determined based on the need of the child/youth/family, as well as available resources.
  • Please note, respite is not for the purpose of childcare while working, or treatment and is not to be used as a substitute for another necessary service or support, including crisis services.
  • To apply for Respite Funding in Elgin County please click the ‘Elgin County Respite Referral Form’ –Elgin County Respite Referral Form

Oxford County

  • In Oxford County, self-directed respite funding is available to qualified families caring for a child/youth with a Mental Health Disorder, a Developmental Disability or Autism Spectrum Disorder.
  • The child/youth must reside in Oxford County.
  • The child/youth must be under the age of 18.
  • Respite funding is provided to Wellkin, by the Ministry of Health and the Ministry of Children, Community and Social Services, and all funding approvals and allocations are determined through the Oxford Respite Network.
  • The level and length of respite services will be determined based on the need of the child/youth/family, as well as available resources.
  • Please note, respite is not for the purpose of childcare while working, or treatment and is not to be used as a substitute for another necessary service or support, including crisis services.
  • To apply for Respite Funding in Oxford County please click the ‘Oxford County Respite Referral Form’-Oxford County Respite Referral Form

Contact: For more information, contact our Respite Coordinator at 1-877-539-0463, extension 230.