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About Us

respiteservices.com consists of agencies funded by the Ministry of Community and Social Services and the Ministry of Children and Youth Services. We are collaborating to develop a more dynamic respite network for both children and adults in London/Middlesex.


“respiteservices.com working together to facilitate respite options that empower individuals with differing abilities and their families to lead active and rewarding lives.”


Creating Community Connections”

The guiding principles of respiteservices.com are:

1. To develop a comprehensive respite system in London/Middlesex.
2. To develop and maintain a coherent access process for families of children and adults requiring respite options.
3. To facilitate respite options for individuals that match their identified needs.
4. To work closely with service providers to advocate for appropriate service options to meet the needs identified.

Respite care is a family support service that provides temporary relief from the physical and emotional demands involved in caring for a family member who has a disability. Respite creates greater opportunities for all family members to live actively and participate in community activities and allows parents/guardians time for themselves.

Access Facilitators or How to Access Respite

Access Facilitators are available to provide support in developing respite options on behalf of families in London/Middlesex.  Short term coordination will be provided in order to overcome barriers to respite.  This short term coordination includes assisting families with funding forms, contacting agencies on behalf of families and assisting to connect with workers.

For more information please contact Manager of  Family Supports Program, Eric Nigh 519-657-4570 ext. 22334 or eric.nigh@von.ca  

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