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Respite

Respite care gives you and your family the chance to recharge and look after yourselves.

For your child it is a great opportunity to experience a new environment, to make new social connections and develop new skills, in a fun and supportive setting.

Cerebral Palsy Alliance’s Short-Term Accommodation (STA), also known as Respite, can be part of your support network It is a place where your child can go, where they are happy, safe (we follow, Office of Children’s Guardian standards)
and supported by a dedicated team who are passionate to make it an enjoyable experience for your child.

To learn more about how we can support you, please contact our friendly team

How we can help

What we help with
  • Gain fun experiences during school holidays with skilled staff
  • Personalised service to meet your child’s requirements
  • School holiday program specifically targeted to your child’s interest
  • Short-term or medium-term stays (casual or regular bookings)
  • 24-hour support and care provided by CPA’s highly trained staff
Who can help

At CPA we have highly trained and dedicated staff who can be part of your extended support network helping parents and families of school age children.

Along your respite journey you can work with our:

  • Disability support practitioners
  • Respite house manager
How we can help

Respite at CPA can become part of your extended support network, allowing your child to live out of home for a short period of time.

We are here to help you maintain your current living situation by giving you/ your informal supports a short break and by doing so strengthen and maintain the family/ carer relationship.

Our staff are highly trained in a number of support areas and are motivated to assist individuals. We take the time to clearly understand your child needs and identified skills that you would like to be supported.

During your child’s stay they will have the opportunity to experience a range of activities in the home and excursions out in the community, socialise with the other children.

Funding supports

Whilst currently there is no ‘Respite’ item specifically listed under National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS), Respite is available and can be described as Short-Term Accommodation (STA) and assistance.

NDIS funds STA under the Core Support category ‘Assistance with Daily Living’ (Category 1), allowing you more flexibility in the way you use them.

Tell me more

We will respond as soon as possible, between Monday-Friday 9:00am - 5:00pm

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