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Family Options Respite Programme

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Description

Family Options Respite Programme is a regional service that is responsible for the co-ordination of supports for medically fragile children/children with long term, chronic health conditions, aged 0 - 16 years, and their families/whānau within Auckland, Counties Manukau, Northland and Waitematā District Health Boards.

Family Options Respite Programme aims to enhance and optimise the care of the children and their families/whānau in their community by participating in and supporting an integrated model of community paediatric care.

 

If a child's needs are as a result of a disability they should be referred to their local Disability Support Services (DSS) NASC.

If a child's needs are as a result of an accident they should be referred to ACC.

Referral Expectations

Applications can be made to the Family Options Core Programme through the Local Delegated Funding Co-ordinators, by your medical practitioner, social worker, community nurse or any health professional.

Decisions about funding are made either by the Local Delegated Funding Group or by the Regional Reference Group. These decisions are made based on priority of need at the time of referral. Representatives from Auckland, Counties Manukau, Northland and Waitematā District Health Boards including Social Work, Allied Health, Nursing, Needs Assessment, Paediatrician, Maori Health, Pacific Island Health and Consumers make up the Regional Reference Group. The Consumer Representative on the Regional Reference Group is a parent of a medically fragile child.

Applications to the Long Term Supports - Chronic Health Conditions funding stream will be assessed for eligibility by the Family Options Needs Assessment Team. If eligible then a Needs Assessment will be carried. Once the Needs Assessment is completed a Service Provider will be identified that best suits the family/whānau's needs and Carers/Support Workers will be allocated.

Services

  • Mission Statement

    Family Options Respite Programme aims to enhance and optimise the care of medically fragile children/children with long term, chronic health conditions and their families/whānau in their community and supports an integrated model of community paediatric care.… More

Contact Details

Greenlane Clinical Centre

Central Auckland

Family Options Respite Programme
Room 632, Level 6, Cornwall Complex, Building 15
214 Green Lane West
One Tree Hill
Auckland 1051

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Street Address

Family Options Respite Programme
Room 632, Level 6, Cornwall Complex, Building 15
214 Green Lane West
One Tree Hill
Auckland 1051

Postal Address

Family Options Respite Programme
Private Bag 92189
Auckland 1142

This page was last updated at 10:13AM on November 4, 2019. This information is reviewed and edited by Family Options Respite Programme.