WINNIPEG — A two-year pilot project is providing enhanced respite care to children with disabilities in Manitoba.
The province and St.Amant are working together to create two overnight respite homes — a four-bed home in Winnipeg and a three-bed home in Brandon.
“Respite care is one of the most requested services by families that are raising children with disabilities,” said Families Minister Rochelle Squires on Friday.
“We want to ensure that families are protected with access to services that meet their needs including innovative respite options supported by trained and experienced workers.”
The province says the project aligns with and supports Manitoba’s Child and Family Services reform plan by offering proactive services outside of the formal child welfare system that are aimed at preventing children with disabilities from entering CFS.
The pilot will be evaluated at the end of the two years.