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People with Disabilities: Respite for Families Caring for a Child with Intellectual Disabilities

Provided by: Government of Saskatchewan - Ministry of Social Services

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Service Description

Provides a respite benefit for eligible families caring for a child with an intellectual disability. Respite gives parents and guardians a temporary or short-term break from the daily responsibilities of caring for a child who has an intellectual disability. Visit website for details.


Parents or guardians must:
- be residents of Saskatchewan;
- have a child living in their family home who is under age 18, meets the eligibility requirements of Community Living Service Delivery, and has been accepted for services provided by the branch; and
- meet financial eligibility criteria.

Families must agree to:
- an annual income test;
- report any change in circumstances;
- use the benefit for respite care;
- not pay themselves as parents or guardians, or use the benefit for employment-related child care expenses; and
- take part in an annual review with the assigned Community Living Service Delivery worker.

Application Process

To apply for the Family Respite Program, contact the Community Living Service Delivery office nearest you or call 306-787-3848.

Regina Service Centre


2045 Broad Street
Regina SK  S4P 3T7

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