Taking a break (respite)

Commonwealth Carelink and Respite Centres

Tel: 1800 052 222

Website: https://respite.redcross.org.au/commonwealth-respite-and-carelink-centres/

There are 11 Commonwealth Respite and Carelink Centres in Western Australia, three of which are managed by the Australian Red Cross: East Perth, covering the East Metropolitan area; Willetton, covering the South East Metropolitan area and Bunbury, covering the South West.


Autism Association of Western Australia

Tel: (08) 9489 8900

Address: 215 Stubbs Terrace,

Shenton Park, WA 6008

Email: autismwa@autism.org.au

Website: http://www.autism.org.au

Weekend and school holiday breaks for children with autism from 6-18 years of age; respite services provided in a number of homes throughout the metropolitan area; in-home respite may be provided depending on funding.


INKA Respite

Tel: 0424 646 983

Address: 44 Haub Road, Lake Clifton, WA 6215

Email: contact@inkarespite.com

Website: http://www.inkarespite.com

A home-stay style farm in Lake Clifton, approximately 1.25 hours drive south of Perth, for teens and adults with autism and downs syndrome.


WorkPower Community Support and Respite

Tel: (08) 9260 9999

Email: info@workpower.asn.au

Website: http://www.workpower.asn.au

In-home respite service, School holiday programs (Perth and Mandurah); mini-breaks of one or two nights away and emergency overnight respite care on a needs basis.


Family Support WA

Tel: (08) 9303 4660

Website: http://www.familysupportwa.org.au

Provides in-home respite services or various accommodations around Perth. Intensive Family Support provider.



Website: http://www.wanslea.asn.au/ childrens-services/in-home-care

In-home care is a exible option which offers childcare in your own home. Care is provided by approved educators who will endeavour to t in with your family’s special circumstances.


Identity WA

Tel: (08) 9474 3303

Address: 46 David St,

Kensington, WA 6151

Email: reception@identitywa.com.au

Website: http://www.identitywa.com.au

Provides a range of support services, including school holiday camps, in-home respite and recreation programs. Two children’s respite houses provide care for up to six children.


Activ Foundation

Tel: (08) 9387 0555

Address: 327 Cambridge Street, Wembley, WA 6014

Email: records@activ.asn.au

Website: http://www.activ.asn.au

Respite program for children with low to moderate care needs who have a developmental disability. The Children’s Community Respite service usually occurs in the family home or community for children with a disability and their siblings.


Community Vision Child and Youth Respite

Tel: (08) 9309 9578

Email: info@communityvision.asn.au

Website: http://www.communityvision.asn.au

Supports children and youth with disabilities,

who are under 18 years of age, and their families. Activities include weekend and school vacation support, recreational activities for small groups of teenagers with disabilities and one-to-one support in the home or the community.



Website: http://avivo.org.au

Respite, home help and personal care.


Lady Lawley Cottage - Red Cross

Website: http://www.redcross.org.au/ladylawleycottage

Lady Lawley Cottage provides support to families with children from babies up to 16 years of age, who have multiple disabilities and or chronic medical disorders which impact on the physical and emotional health and wellbeing of the family as a whole.


Red Cross

Website: http://www.respite.redcross.org.au

Respite Online is a free resource for carers, their family, friends and agencies working with carers. The site provides a flexible, interactive and supportive online environment for the carers’ community, giving access to information on a variety of respite related support in Western Australia.

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