Respite

Respite care/short break is the provision of short-term, temporary relief to those who are caring for family members living with disabilities.

Respite care/short break is the provision of short-term, temporary relief to those who are caring for family members living with disabilities.

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A couple with a special needs child was sent away for a respite in May 2018. The husband proposed to her the day they got back from respite. They have been together as a couple for a long time. They said that the respite was the best thing that has happened to them.

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Parents of a special needs child go on Respite to Petra Lodge for a much needed break!

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Our last respite family for the year are on their way!

Respite July C
Respite July B
Respite July A
Respite July D

In July ,we sent our first family away for a few days of relaxation and recuperation from their harsh daily realities of life. Caring for a child living with a disability is a challenge and even more so when you don't have the resources to access all the care they need. A healing holiday is a way for a family to reconnect and find each other again in a safe environment where they can just for that moment put their challenges away and enjoy each other.
"They did rock painting and lots of different activities. They had a wonderful time. Thank you cares."Mom F❤️

Respite July 2
Respite July 3
Respite July 1
Respite July 4

Mom Amelia is a woman of strength..... Three times survivor of cancer and currently in remission. Her love for her children is what keeps her going. Despite harsh circumstances she takes care of her little boy living with a severe intellectual disability with great pride. We sent Mom Amelia and her family on a healing holiday. The first holiday they ever had together as a family. Mom Amelia shared that little M did not want to come home after his trip. She said that we have no idea what this break away did for her and her boys. Since the respite she has joined a Learnership Programme through Autism South Africa and is based at Nokuthula Special School as a carer.