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Respite House

The ARC Respite House provides short term respite care to people who have disabilities and their families/carers throughout the Far Northern Region.

The residential respite service is based in a large wheelchair accessible family house in Cairns. We offer families/carers  an opportunity for a  complete break by providing overnight care for the person with a disability for either regular short periods or a longer stay up to a total of approx. 21 nights per year. Support is provided in the manner negotiated with family/carers and as documented in the personal detail form.

Support is tailored to meet each guest’s individual needs, with usual routines and activities being continued where possible. For those guests who do not have daily activities organised, our staff will support the guests to access activities and outings during the day. All guests are encouraged to participate as active members of the household.