Children's Short Term Accommodation (Respite)

Grundy respite cooking

Photo: A group of four people are getting ready to cook. Two of them are using a wooden spoon to get some margarine. The other two are stirring something in a bowl.

Who can use Children's Short Term Accommodation?

Any child aged up to 18


How does it work?

Cara has lots of comfortable family-style homes dotted all over Adelaide and in Murray Bridge, Mt Barker, Port Augusta, Port Pirie and Port Lincoln where children can go for a break to have fun, make new friends and learn new skills.

Grundy respite exterior

Each child has their own room. Living areas and backyards are shared spaces for play with other children.

Our children’s Short Term Accommodation services also offer a special program called Kids in Action Program (KAP) where volunteers partner with children to enjoy activities together, including craft, games and play.

A number of our services have created special sensory rooms to support children with Autism Spectrum Disorder and for children in Short Term Accommodation to enjoy.

Using your NDIS funding

The National Disability Insurance Scheme recognises Children's Short Term Accommodation under the Support Items:

  • Group based community, social and recreational activities
  • Assistance to access community, social and recreational activities
  • Assistance with self-care activities
  • Group based activities in a centre


Want to know more?

 Please contact one of our Customer Engagement Team on:

Telephone: 08 8347 4588


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