Saturday Centre-Based Respite

Saturday Centre-Based Respite

The Saturday Centre-Based Respite Program provides weekly, out-of-home respite support to both a carer and the person for whom they care.

This program allows carers the opportunity to take time away from the person they care for by providing services that meet the needs of their care recipients in the form of social outings, exercise programs, games and meals.

The Program includes:

  • activities delivered by bilingual staff
  • flexibility in terms of the activities on offer
  • fun and relaxing social activities
  • delivery of activities in a friendly environment
  • provision of transport for ease of access
  • provision of morning tea and lunch upon request

From various outings to the gentle exercise, this program provides a friendly environment in which care recipients are encouraged to share their experiences and connect with others. This small change in scenery allows a carer to mentally recharge, and keep providing the best care they can to their care recipient, encouraging a healthier overall relationship.

The Saturday Centre-Based Respite Program is a weekly program held every Saturday at Uniting Age Well in Noble Park between 9.00 am and 3.00 pm. Transport can be arranged.

To be eligible, clients need to be over the age of 65, live in the City of Greater Dandenong, City of Casey, Cardinia Shire or the City of Kingston. The program is funded by the Federal Government through the Department of Health.

This program can be covered through a Home Care Package.

If you want to join this program, complete the below:

Expression of Interest


Beautiful experience

The carer group rang me and told me about what they do and invited me to their meetings. I love how there is an opportunity for to support the carer and give them breaks. It is a beautiful experience to meet other people and hear their stories and go on outings together. I feel more supported an clearer in my thinking. I have been able to go back to work as a teacher two days a week.

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Nabila K.

I feel very special

I take this opportunity to thank you & all your helpers for the “FANTASTIC” very well organised DAY, the room was FILLED with LOVE, LAUGHTER, special attention extended to each and every one of us I look forward to these events because I FEEL VERY SPECIAL that someone is Caring & thinking of all of us so that we are not forgotten 😊 THANKS once again, HAVE A BLESSED DAY 🙏

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Praise for staff

I would really like to take this opportunity to praise your staff Nazira and Lara for calling me and pay me a welfare check. I have not been coming to the program for a while due to my caring commitments, but to know that someone out there was thinking about me make me feel so happy. Thank you so much, this program is fantastic.

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Contact Person

Zlatica B.

Support for Carers Senior Coordinator
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