Children's Short Term Accommodation (Respite)

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.

WHAT'S COOKING: Children who join us for a break in Short Term Accommodation have fun while working on skills for their independence, like cooking!

Let's talk

The Cara Connect Team is here for you. Talk with us about all the fun you'll have in Short Term Accommodation!

Phone 08 8347 4588



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.

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


What will I do?

You can choose to do things like:

  • Therapeutic play-based programs
  • Developmentally-appropriate activities
  • A fun and structured program
  • Opportunities to develop social skills and independent living skills


How long can I stay?

Children's Short Term Accommodation is designed to suit you and your family. You could come and stay for:

  • A few hours
  • A whole day
  • A few nights
  • A couple of weeks


Want to know more?

Please contact the Cara Connect Team on:

Telephone: 08 8347 4588

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