Short Breaks and Outings

Our Short Breaks and Outings service supports children and young adults with disability to:

  • Be independent
  • Be a part of their community
  • Spend time with friends
  • Make new friends
  • Participate in new experiences or visit new places
  • Learn new skills
  • Have some ‘Me Time’ away from carers

Our Short Breaks and Outings service offers our customers and their carers space from each other for some ‘Me Time’. Our customers will have the opportunity to meet new people and make friends, gain new skills or discover and build confidence in an activity they may have always wanted to try but never felt able to do.

We offer clubs and programs designed for different age groups and interests. Our social outings give our customers the opportunity to have fun and experience sporting events, concerts, festivals, movies, galleries, museums, nightclubs and even speed dating!

Check out our Events Calendar for what's coming up in your area.

Centre based respite accommodation 

Northcott short term accommodation or centre based respite services offers quality person centred services for people seeking a break from their daily routines. The respite service provides opportunities to meet new people with similar interests as well participate in fun activities.

Adult centre based respite locations:

  • Bidwill            

  • Blacktown

  • Bradbury

  • Cabramatta

  • Condell Park

  • Girraween

  • Liverpool - Specialist Supported Living (SSL) is for people with complex medical needs who will be supported by registered nurse

Children's centre based respite locations:

  • Blair Athol

  • Georges Hall

  • Girraween

  • Liverpool - Specialist Supported Living (SSL) is for people with complex medical needs who will be supported by registered nurse

The following locations can be booked for children or adults respite at different times:

  • Ashmont
  • North Rocks
  • Roselands
  • Tatton
  • Tamworth

We are committed to our customers. As part of our service delivery, our customers can expect:

Personalised service

  • A unique plan for every individual
  • An expert to assist people to navigate the system
  • Support specific to individual needs

Proactive communications

  • Ongoing review of individual goals

Extensive qualifications

  • Capacity building resources
  • Access to qualified and highly skilled practitioners

Diverse qualified team

  • Access to team members from a wide range of professional backgrounds
  • Access to other experts

Enhanced support

  • Support to build skills and capacity

Easy access to service

  • Assistance with self care activities
  • Service delivery where you want it
  • Support to access mainstream activities in the community

When and where this service is available

Social outings are available seven days a week across Metropolitan Sydney.

Additional funding information

The National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) will use the following terms to describe the funding that can be used to purchase Short Breaks and Outings services:

  • Assistance with daily life at home, in the community, in education and at work
  • Improved relationships
  • Increased social and community participation
  • Improved life choices

We can also support our customers if they have a different type of state or Australian government funding.

Our team can support our customers to identify the funding and services they are entitled to.

Get in touch

Call us on 1800 818 286

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