Flexible Respite Solutions For Adults

Kempsey Regional Support provides Flexible Support to people with a disability, their families and carers using both volunteers and support workers. Individual plans are developed and directed by the person with a disability and their carer. Flexible support may include:
• Support or resources that meets the families identified needs
• In home respite care
• Out of home respite care
• A variety of individual flexible options

The support will be available at times and places that best meet the needs of the person with a disability and their families/carers. Another option is a family managed allocation that can be used to arrange support with personal networks to assist in the caring role.

Benefits of flexible support include:
• recognition and maintenance of personal support networks
• new friends
• new experiences for everyone
• a support network for the family carer
• one on one or small group environment
• better community understanding of people with disabilities

For further information regarding the Flexible Support, please contact our office by phone on 6561-8300 or email info@krs.org.au

Group Activities

These activities provide respite support to carers by offering people with disability, opportunities to participate in community activities. These programs are supported by volunteer/support workers.

These programs aim to:
• provide respite to the primary carers
• expand the leisure experiences and choices of the person with a disability
• provide an option of interesting and regular recreational and social activities
• link individuals into existing leisure & recreational activities in the community and with other people of similar ages and interests.

There are a number of groups offering a range of recreation and leisure activities for different age groups. It is essential to ‘book in’ for all group activities so that adequate resources and assistance are available on the day.
Places may be limited due to transport or support requirements.

Leisure Link offers adults aged 18 to 65, options to participate in community activities, such as,
• ten pin bowling
• movies
• swimming
• barbeques
• special events (concerts, NRL/AFL football etc.)
• weekends and trips away
with a group of people or individuals of similar ages or interests. The weekly activities are held on Fridays.



Brokerage Service

Kempsey Respite Service offers a service to organisations that have brokerage funding to provide support to people with disabilities. Kempsey Respite Service has a pool of experienced and well trained volunteers and casual support workers available to care for those in need of emergency care, short term and ongoing respite support including in home, social support, community and out of home environments.

KRS Offers:
• Competitive rates
• Assessment and care planning
• Information and referral support
• Support co-ordination
• Highly trained and experienced volunteers as well as support workers who have first aid certificates, current police and WWC checks
• Qualified staff “on call” for staff and volunteer support
• Flexible approach to service delivery
• Prompt response to all service delivery requests

Emergency Care

Kempsey Respite Services is not an after hours emergency care service. In cases of emergency, contact the Commonwealth Respite and Carelink Centre (CRCC) and inform them of your emergency care requirements. CRCC may give approval to organise emergency care with your KRS volunteer/support worker if they are available. If not, CRCC will discuss the options available to you.

Commonwealth Respite and Carelink Centre
Phone: 1800 052 222
Accessible: 24 hours a day, 7 days a week