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Case study: Transforming respite



28 February 2018

Disability Support Services, Ministry of Health

The Ministry of Health developed a strategy to improve how families are supported to have a break (respite) from caring for a disabled family member.

The Ministry wanted to hear from children and young people who attend respite services (they make up around 70 per cent of disability respite service users).  It adapted the OCC’s engagement tools to engage with the children and young people.

More information about the Ministry of Health’s respite services


2018 Feb Ministry of Health case study