We know that as a primary carer for someone with disability, sometimes you need a break to do the things you like to do, or just to take some time out. We also know you want the best for your loved one.
At Coastlink we offer a range of respite services to give you the break you deserve, all the while knowing your loved one is being fully supported by dedicated, caring and highly trained staff.
Respite can be provided at your home, in a host family or in the community.
Respite is also a fantastic experience for people with a disability, giving them a chance to meet new people and experience new activities.
Choose the respite care that’s right for you
We have a range of services to suit different people and situations. No matter what option you choose, support will be provided by dedicated, experienced people who are focused on your individual needs, and those of the person they’re caring for.
In-home respite care
Our specialised support staff can drop into your home and provide flexible respite care for a child or adult with a disability – whether it’s for a few hours a day, an evening, or a weekend.
Respite accommodation and centres
Coastlink has two wheelchair accessible residential houses that provide a warm, friendly home-like environment for people with disability or the frail aged.
The cottages can be used for overnight, a weekend, planned or emergency accommodation. The cottages were purpose built by Coastlink to provide much needed short term accommodation, respite and holiday options for people living or visiting the Central Coast. Each cottage has five bedrooms and can sleep up to nine people.
Meanwhile you, the carer, can feel reassured that your loved one will be in expert hands, Our fully trained and experienced staff will ensure all their individual needs are met throughout their stay.
Emergency respite care
When a crisis or emergency occurs, Coastlink can assist with emergency support. We can assist you with the immediate support needs of your loved one, as well as help you to determine a more permanent plan for the future if required.