Respite Care Services

Respite Care Services

Our Respite Care Services offer flexible respite options that provide opportunities for carers to take a break from their caring role and focus on their own commitments and lifestyle choices whether it is for a few hours, days or weeks.
Our respite services are designed to give people with disability an enjoyable experience and the opportunity to meet new people and participate in a wide range of social and recreational activities.  

Short term accommodation

Margaret House, located in a residential five bedroom property in the Sutherland Shire, provides flexible short term accommodation in a homelike environment with social and recreational activities catering for the individual needs of children aged between 7 and 18 years of age who have an intellectual disability.  
While accommodation stays are often planned in advance, we can provide immediate support in emergency situations and offer a range of supported short term accommodation options in individual and group settings.

Social and recreational activities

We offer opportunities for people with disability to engage in individual and group social and recreational activities outside the home that meet their interests and provide new, stimulating experiences.

Mary MacKillop Outreach (MMO) provides safe, friendly and supported centre-based and community participation day programs for people with disability. The service offers an extensive portfolio of educational programs designed to encourage social inclusion, personal growth and significant life skills. MMO also provides community-based activities through regular recreational and educational bus outings.

The Men’s Shed is located on the grounds of MMO in “The Cottage”.   This service provides manual arts, upholstery and woodwork activities for people living in the local area who may feel marginalised or isolated, including those with disability. The Cottage focuses on improving wellbeing within a social and supportive community setting.

Como Social and Leisure Centre (CSLC) provides social activities and support for people living with mental health issues and their carers in a safe, inviting and friendly atmosphere.
The service provides opportunities for people to socialise, participate in recreational activities and access other local community resources, thereby aiding in the prevention of isolation and loneliness that is often experienced by those living with mental health issues.

How can I find out more

For more information, please contact our Intake Officer on:
Phone: (02) 8752 2500
Email: Intake-DS@sydneyvinnies.org