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Welcome to Respite Hume

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Are you looking for up to date information about  Respite Options in the Hume Region?

Then, Respite Hume is an website designed to provide people with access to information about respite options in the Hume region of Victoria. 

This website is, and will be, the up to date locator for all Disability Respite Information in the Hume Region of Victoria.

  • To find short cuts to websites for local service providers and organisations, click on Useful Links

  • To find disability respite services, you can search the Respite Finder,  click on Respite Finder

What is respite?

Respite means providing parents or carers with a break from their usual caring roles and duties, while providing a positive experience for the care recipient.  

It can take many different forms according to the needs of individual families and the services available. Respite can be planned or happen in response to a crisis or an emergency situation.

  • respite can happen at a regular time each week or at regular intervals or can be arranged only as required.

  • respite can last a few hours, overnight or for several days

  • respite can happen in a family home or in a facility in the community

 

News

PEP Talks for parents

KEEPING CHILDREN SAFE:
What to look for in a quality provider: a guide for parents and families with a child with a disability

This resource has been developed for parents to support you in your process of selecting and interacting with providers, to provide you with an overview of the information, resources and strategies you need to ensure your child is safe when cared for by others. This includes developing and strengthening your capacities and those of your children to feel and be safe.

National Carer Counselling Conference 2017

The only conference of its kind where professional practitioners (counsellors, psychologists and social workers) from across Australia will come together to focus on the therapeutic and counselling approaches demonstrated to be effective with unpaid family and friend carers.

Please see themes flyer attached.

 
 
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