What is respite support?

Respite support provides time when your family member’s needs will be met, allowing you to use that time for yourself as you choose. A respite provider will stay with your family member who is eligible for CLBC support for a few hours, or overnight. During this time, your family member has a chance to participate in social or recreational activities they are interested in and can develop skills and social connections.

Respite support is flexible and you can use this support in a way that best suits your needs. Respite support can take place in your home, at the home of a respite provider, or in your local community.

The kind and amount of support you receive is based on the need for help in specific areas.

How do I access respite support?

If your family member is eligible for CLBC supports, a CLBC facilitator can talk with you about respite support.

There are two different options for getting respite support:

  • Directed-funded Respite – You as a family member receive funding that is used to pay for respite support. In this case, you would be responsible to coordinating your own respite support. This includes recruiting, screening and monitoring your respite support provider.

  • Contracted Respite – CLBC or a service provider agency funded by CLBC will coordinate respite support for you. In this case, the agency will handle recruiting, screening, monitoring and paying your respite support provider.

Eligible recipients of this service must have an identified developmental disability, be at least nineteen years of age and be referred to TDCSS through CLBC.

Terrace CLBC can be found at: 3412 Kalum St, Terrace, BC V8G 4T2

By Phone: (250) 638-2311

TDCSS’ main office is located at 3219 Eby St, Terrace BC, V8G 4R3