Family Support and Respite Programs

Respite care/services can be provided from as little as a few hours to weeks in St Jude’s Respite Houses, in the community or in the individual’s home.

We highly recognise the contribution and needs of families and carers who regularly support individuals at home. Our respite programs provide short-term accommodation in our shared accommodation units with learning and social activities for individuals in their home or in the community to give primary care-givers the assistance they require. Clients can be supported 1:1 in the home or join groups on community excursions or in social settings. Our Family Support and Respite Programs are highly personalised. St Jude’s Services offer these programs to provide the client and their primary carers/families with meaningful breaks in order for all parties to rejuvenate and be able to enjoy both the receipt and provision of support.