Respite

The State-wide Respite Sector Support is jointly funded through the Community Home Support Program (CHSP) and the NSW Government through and the NSW Government through the Community Care Supports Program (CCSP).

The ACS State-wide Respite Project was established to support the transition readiness of CHSP and CCSP respite providers in NSW and ACT with a focus on small organisations, particularly those operating in regional, rural and remote areas.

The key objectives of the ACS State-wide Respite Project are to support:

1. CHSP respite organisations in the community aged care system to:
Increase engagement with aged care reform
Develop and build capacity to participate in the implementation of the CHSP
Explore business models and opportunities that enhance sustainability 

2. CCSP respite providers in the disability service system to:
Increase engagement with disability reform
Make strategic decisions about capacity to participate in the implementation of the NDIS
Consider business capability and readiness in transitioning to NDIS

The first stage of the project involved consultation with CHSP and CCSP respite providers. Consultation included surveys, phone calls and face to face consultation with stakeholders.