Subject A-Z - Respite Finder

Subject A-Z

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(click a letter above OR enter text to find below and click 'Subject Search')

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The Subject A-Z listing contains a list of subject keywords used to index entries in the broad community directory, of which the Respite Finder directory is a part. Any search based on a selected subject keyword may return entries that are not respite-specific (from the broader community directory) and/or entries that are respite-specific (from the Respite Finder part of the directory).

Click a letter to list all subjects beginning with that letter, then click any subject listed to view details. Alternatively, by entering text in the 'Search subjects for' box and clicking 'Subject Search', all subjects containing the text anywhere in the subject name will be listed. Any subject found can then be clicked to view its details.

For example, if the subject keyword 'Autism' is selected under the letter 'A', the context of the subject 'Autism' is displayed (showing the broader subject and any narrower or related subjects). To then find any agencies indexed with the keyword 'Autism', click the 'Search this Subject' link. Agencies listed may or may not provide respite-specific services.

How To Search

The various search options are outlined below:

 Symbols associated with respite care

The following symbols are used to enable quick identification of agencies providing required forms of respite care:

Symbol Meaning
After School Care After School Care
Programs running outside of school hours for children with a disability aged 6-18 years.
Camps, Holidays Or Weekends Away Camps, Holidays Or Weekends Away
Attendance at camps, holidays or weekends away.
Community Activities Community Activities
Participation in every day community activities. This might include working at your local men's shed, volunteering for a charity, or participating in activities at your local community centre.
Facility-based Overnight Stays Facility-based Overnight Stays
Staying overnight in a residential facility.
In-home Support In-home Support
A person provides support in the person's home. This can include many different types of support ranging from active overnight support to help with domestic duties.
Other Supported Overnight Stays Other Supported Overnight Stays
Staying in a non-facility supported environment. This flexible option is neither a home or facility based stay and may be where a person receives funds towards a supported stay at an accessible motel or caravan park.
Recreational Activities Recreational Activities
Participation in recreational activities. These inclusive activities can be very diverse and might include things like photography, drama, discos, bowling, swimming, circus skills or yoga.
School Holiday Programs School Holiday Programs
Children's programs run specifically throughout the school holidays.
Social Groups And Evening Activities Social Groups And Evening Activities
Participation in social groups or activities that take place outside the home.

The following symbols are used to enable quick identification of agencies providing other supports:

Symbol Meaning
Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander (ATSI) Services Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander (ATSI) Services
Culturally & Linguistically Diverse (CALD) Services Culturally & Linguistically Diverse (CALD) Services
Wheelchair Access Wheelchair Access

NOTE: Moving the mouse pointer over a symbol wherever it appears (e.g. in a results list or in the details of a specific provider) will cause a pop-up prompt to appear explaining the symbol's meaning.

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 Using the 'Split Screen' option

The 'Split Screen' option enables 2 sets of data to be viewed at the one time (e.g. a list of matching entries and details of a selected entry). To turn this option on/off use 'Split On/Off' on the menu bar. 'Split On' is best suited to screens with a resolution of 800x600 or higher.

For a more detailed explanation see Help.

 Respite Finder

Click Respite Finder on the menu bar to display the Respite Finder. The Respite Finder helps families and care providers identify potential sources of relief available in their area. To find respite care services, enter a locality (town, suburb or postcode), required proximity to the locality and age of person needing care (and optionally a type of disability and/or a type of respite/recreation service), then click 'Find Respite'.

 Quick Search

Enter one or more words to search for anywhere in an entry into the 'Search for' box, then click 'Quick Search'. Only entries that contain all words entered, in any order, will be found.

To facilitate data entry and cover multiple forms of the one word, only the first few characters of each word need be entered. To search for phrases (i.e. two or more words in a particular order) include the words in double quotes. In the case of phrases, all words (except the last) must be entered in full.

For example:
accom age
couns disab richmond
legal advice
financ
bed and breakfast

See Quick Search guidelines for other options and examples.

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 Subject A-Z

The Subject A-Z listing contains a list of subject keywords used to index entries in the broad community directory, of which the Respite Finder directory is a part. Any search based on a selected subject keyword may return entries that are not respite-specific (from the broader community directory) and/or entries that are respite-specific (from the Respite Finder part of the directory).

To use this option, click Subject A-Z on the menu bar to display the Subject A-Z index. Click a letter to list all subjects beginning with that letter, then click any subject listed to view details. Alternatively, by entering text in the 'Search subjects for' box and clicking 'Subject Search', all subjects containing the text anywhere in the subject name will be listed. Any subject found can then be clicked to view its details.

For example, if the subject keyword 'Autism' is selected under the letter 'A', the context of the subject 'Autism' is displayed (showing the broader subject and any narrower or related subjects). To then find any agencies indexed with the keyword 'Autism', click the 'Search this Subject' link. Agencies listed may or may not provide respite-specific services.

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 Agency A-Z

The Agency A-Z listing contains a full list of all agencies contained in the broad community directory, of which the Respite Finder directory is a part. Agencies listed under any letter may or may not provide respite-specific services (depending on whether or not they are from the broad directory or the Respite Finder part of it).

To use this option, click Agency A-Z on the menu bar to display the Agency A-Z index. Click a letter to list all agency names beginning with that letter, then click any agency listed to view details. Alternatively, by entering text in the 'Search names for' box and clicking 'Name Search', all agencies containing the text anywhere in the name will be listed. Any agency name found can then be clicked to view its details.

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 Advanced

Click Advanced on the menu bar to display advanced search options.

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