SKCC  Disability Respite

Respite helps!     Saturday Respite and Great Breaks programs


  • Our programs aim to improve the lives of families whose children have been diagnosed with a disability through the provision of respite.
  • The vast majority of our participants have some form of intellectual impairment and this is often coupled with a physical disability. Subsequently, these young people can require additional support to navigate their way around activities in our community as well as requiring assistance to carry out many of the everyday tasks that a lot of us can take for granted (ie. feeding & dressing ourselves).
  • The strain on parents caring for children and young people with a disability can be immense and can often lead to physical, emotional and psychological hardships.
  • With these factors in mind, we can get a clearer understanding of the need for specialised, out of school/day-service hours care.
  • Our service offers parents and carers a short break from the demands of caring for a differently-abled person.
  • Our programs run on Saturdays from 11am-3pm and during the Victorian term breaks for 2 week blocks from 10am-3pm.
  • Families use this time for a whole host of activities including: attending to and bonding with their other children, shopping, cleaning, socialising or just enjoying a well-earned rest!

    We are nothing if not diverse!

  • Our participant ages range from 6-25 years of age and their interests and hobbies are just as varied.
  • From animal & nature lovers to tech enthusiasts, our group has them all.
  • The range of disabilities we encounter in our programs includes (but are not limited to): Autism Spectrum Disorder, Down Syndrome, Fragile X, Epilepsy and Cerebral Palsy.

We are all very excited for 2018 and the new adventures we will embark on together as well as welcoming some new faces to our rambunctious team!