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Short Stay and Respite

Take time out in a friendly, accessible environment

Enjoy some all-important time away

It’s great to get away every now and again, with a much-needed break from your daily routine. By making time to unwind, socialise and have some fun, you’ll return home happier, more relaxed and ready to get back into everyday life. 

Our respite care services offer you a getaway in accessible short or medium term accommodation. We understand that everyone has their own needs and different interests, so we plan your stay around what you require to feel supported and what you’d like to do. 

I enjoyed making friends and gaining independence, I felt very at home. I’d really like to do it again


You’ll meet people with shared interests, discover new activities and spend time on your favourite hobbies. You can also develop your social skills, gain more confidence and learn life skills to build your independence. 

If you’re aged from seven to 17 years, it’s your chance to enjoy a sleepover and make new friends. For adults, you can explore more independent living, including skills for moving out, and try different experiences away from your family or carer. Maybe that means a visit to the pub or going out on a date. 

And while you’re having fun, your family or carer can take some time to recharge, knowing you are being looked after in a comfortable and friendly environment. 




Build your confidence and independence

As part of a group environment, you can try new experiences for yourself. In a relaxed social setting, learn from the group and challenge each other to improve your confidence and skills. Time away from your family or carer also gives you a taste of greater independence.

Spend time with friends

Make new friends with similar interests, or catch up with old friends. If you stay with us regularly there’s a good chance you’ll see the same people again. This gives you the opportunity to form deeper, more rewarding relationships. Spending time together as a group, you’ll enjoy mixing with others and taking part in shared activities.

Develop valuable life skills

In your time away, you’ll learn a range of useful skills. Whether it’s personal care, domestic tasks or communicating with others, you’ll feel empowered to get more out of life. For young adults, you get to sample what it might be like to move out of home and have your own space away from your family or primary carers, which is an exciting step towards greater independence.

There are different types of respite services depending on your age and needs.

Short overnight stays

Enjoy a weekend away for one or several nights in a safe, comfortable, fully equipped and accessible respite home. Our experienced staff are on hand to support you, and you can take part in a range of engaging activities with other adults who have similar interests to you.

Medium term breaks in accessible accommodation

If you’re waiting for accessible accommodation for a longer period of time, we can offer you accommodation for a shorter period while you wait.

Short term breaks in accessible accommodation

Break out of your everyday routine and stay in our short term accessible accommodation. You can decide what you’d like to do during your stay. Our qualified staff run great programs either on-site or in the community. This accommodation is also ideal if you need support with rehabilitation after major surgery or an injury before you return home.

Day program for primary school and high school teens during school holidays

Join in entertaining activities, develop your social skills and form new friendships during school holidays. You can even bring your friends from school to be a part of the fun. The program varies from centre to centre, so get in touch for more information. Overnight stays can also be arranged.

Specialist Supported Living

If you have more complex medical needs, our centre in Liverpool provides Specialist Supported Living for both children and adults. Run by experienced registered nurses, the highest quality care is provided around the clock.

Girraween Short Stay

Northcott’s Children’s Respite House, Girraween is the perfect place for kids to enjoy.

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Blacktown Short Stay

This accommodation offers generous indoor and outdoor areas in a great location.

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Roselands Short Stay

This accommodation offers indoor and outdoor living areas, featuring a generous backyard.

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North Rocks Respite

Our Specialist Supported Living (SSL) centre-based respite at North Rocks provide convenience and privacy.

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Liverpool Respite

Our Specialist Supported Living (SSL) centre-based respite at Liverpool for kids and adults.

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Tamworth Short Stay

Our Specialist Supported Living (SSL) centre-based respite in Tamworth.

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Labrador QLD Short Stay

Take a break and relax at our QLD Getaway in the heart of the Gold Coast.

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Cabramatta Short Stay

This accommodation offers plenty of space for comfort and entertainment.

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Bradbury Short Stay

This accommodation offers accessibility and plenty of space for comfort and entertainment.

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Frequently asked questions about Short Stay and Respite

What if I don’t know anyone else staying at the same time as me?

We have themed weekends scheduled so groups with similar interests stay during the same time. This means you’ll spend time with people similar to you. This will give you an opportunity to socialise and make new friends.

Can you accommodate unplanned Respite?

Yes, we understand that sometimes plans changed and you might need unplanned Respite. Our coordinator will do their best to accommodate your request. Please call us to discuss.

Do you have medium term Respite?

Yes, we have both short term and medium term respite available. Depending on your needs

What do I need to bring with me?

Just bring yourself and any of your personal things. We’ll provide meals, if there is a dietary requirement or cultural specific food you prefer, you can also let us know. You can also bring your own food to prepare or Order in via Uber Eats or Menu Log. Want to try something new? Why not let us know if you would like to learn to prepare your own meal, we’ll support you to gain confidence cooking for yourself.

NDIS Funding for Short Stay and Respite

Core – Assistance with daily living 

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If you have any questions, please speak to your Service Manager, Service Coordinator or call us on 1800 818 286.