For families

The Service Foundation for People with an Intellectual Disability supports families by offering respite care services and support in changing situations.

Respite care

The Service Foundation for People with an Intellectual Disability develops and provides client-centred respite care services of a high quality. Our aim is to establish a nationwide service offering of respite care that meets the different needs and situations of families.

We offer respite care services to carers, parents and others caring for their family members to make it possible for them to have their statutory holidays and days off. The primary purpose of our services is to support the resilience and well-being of people with intellectual disabilities and their families.

Temporary care at home is available to children, young people or adults with special support needs who live at their parental home. A temporary care assistant comes in to care for both the family member with special support needs and his/her siblings in their home.

Respite care in a family is intended for children, young people and adults with special support needs. A care assistant supports clients in his/her own home and may have several clients at any one time.

Respite care in groups is a form of temporary care service that is offered to children with special support needs at weekends. The aim is to offer parents a break and to give children the opportunity to spend time with other children doing meaningful activities.

Support in changing situations

The Service Foundation for People with an Intellectual Disability offers a range of services to support people with intellectual disabilities and their families as their lives change.

Support in growing up helps family members with intellectual disabilities to grow up and become independent.

Training for moving is designed to give support to family members with intellectual disabilities who are about to move out of their parental home and live on their own.

Activities for ageing families are designed to support adults with intellectual disabilities and their ageing parents.

We work in close co-operation with families, local authorities, schools and other national and regional parties.


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