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Do you want to help Dunedin families in need of support?

Tuesday, 19 September 2017 8:41pm

We are looking for caregivers to provide emergency, short-term and/or respite care for children.

As part of our support for vulnerable families, we offer planned respite care when there are no natural supports available, such as family members. This is where the child or children are placed with a caregiver for an agreed and regular period of time, for example one weekend a month. We also provide emergency respite care if the child’s parent cannot look after them, for example if they are in hospital.

There is no one particular “type” of person who is better suited to caregiving than any other. The real qualification is whether you can commit yourself wholeheartedly to meeting the child’s needs, be honest, accepting and flexible. Caregivers are given ongoing support and training, receive a board payment to help cover additional costs, and are required to undergo an approval process.

To find out more please go to or call 03 477 0801 or email