Supporting adults and children with a disability through our short stay respite services is a priority at Centacare.

We are holding information sessions next week to explore how we can work with you to meet your family’s needs and goals, and help you transition to the NDIS.

Through the fun, home-like environments of Kolbe Cottage, at Plympton, and Auricht House, at Elizabeth North, Centacare provides space for children and young people to make new friends, experience adventures and develop independent living skills.

Underpinned by the Principles of Catholic Social Teaching, care and support is tailored to meet individual needs with an emphasis on recreational and community-based activities.

Parents can have confidence knowing their child will be cared for by the same highly-trained group of staff each visit.

Our weekend and school holiday respite services can be purchased by participants with an NDIS plan, so it is important that families plan now for the future.

We can help map the supports required to meet your long and short-term needs, and accompany you when you meet with the NDIA to establish your funding package.

“Short term respite gives children and adults with a disability access to new experiences, community activities and the chance to make new friends independent of their families, just like other children of their age would,’’ said Lachlan Purves, Executive Manager Disability Services.

“Whether it be picnicking in the park, enjoying a movie night or making pizza with friends, our fun-filled activities are an important part of their personal development.’’

The respite and NDIS information sessions will be held at Fennescey House, 33 Wakefield St, Adelaide, next Monday, May 16, from 5.30-6.30pm, and Tuesday, May 17, from 6.30-7.30pm.

For more information, please phone our Disability Services Client Support team on 8215 6818