Day Respite Services are funded by the Australian Department of Social Services through the National Respite for Carers Program are provided in Ashfield LGA, Canada Bay LGA, Newcastle LGA and Walcha LGA. Respite Services may be provided either in your own home or in a day centre depending on the area.
The Day Respite Service will provide a varied activity program for clients, giving their carers an opportunity for a break. There is a capacity to provide extended hours to assist working carers and emergency respite where needed.
Day Therapy Centres provide a program of therapy and recreational services in a day centre. Day Therapy Centres are funded by the Australian Department of Social Services and administered under a contract with the government.
Therapy services can include mobility and strength programs as well as access to physiotherapy, occupational therapy and other allied health professionals. Clients have individual programs developed, but also have the opportunity to participate in group activities that help keep the mind as well as the body active. Transport may also be provided.