Respite camps a break for all

THE families of children with a disability will get a much-needed break this month, thanks to a series of respite camps that are coming to Coffs Harbour.

Northcott Disability Services has received a $35,000 grant over three years from Newcastle Permanent Charitable Foundation to host a series of respite camps for children with a disability from the Mid North Coast region.

Seven children will attend two upcoming camps held at Tropic Oasis Holiday Villas at Korora throughout January.

Northcott's Coffs Harbour team leader Liz Forsyth said respite is essential to both the child and their carers.

“Caring for a child with a disability is a full-time and demanding role,” Ms Forsyth said.

“Respite is an important way to maintain family stability and community cohesion, and gives both children with disabilities and their carers important opportunities to meet new people and experience new places.”

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