The Wattle Range said today, the Wattle Range Respite Centre is ready to support people with a disability over the coming summer period. This is the 8th year the Centre has been able to offer families a well deserved break from their caring role and people with disabilities a chance to have fun and get out and about in our community.
“Council is very pleased to be able to utilise the home it built for medical student accommodation, for this very important community project”, Mayor Gandolfi said.
Overnight respite is available for people with disabilities from 6th December 2013 to 31st January 2014. This period coincides with the end of the academic year when it is not required by medical students. This year there will be 3 integrated respite programs delivered from the Wattle Range Respite Centre. Throughout the 8 weeks overnight and weekend respite will be available, with a maximum of two people in care at any one time. During the school holidays, a Summer Fun, day activity program will be run for children with a disability 5 – 15 years of age. In January the Summer Do Programme will be run by Class Inc, and will provide recreational opportunity for people with a disability aged 16 – 45 years. Both activity programs can be combined with overnight respite.
Mayor Gandolfi commended the efforts of all involved saying “Council has been overwhelmed by the commitment of our partners to put this project together each Christmas. This is very much a cooperative project with each of our partners bringing their expertise, goodwill and enthusiasm.” The Wattle Range Respite Centre is a community partnership between Wattle Range Council, Disability SA, Carers SA – Commonwealth Respite and Carelink Centre, Millicent and District Hospital, Home Care Plus and Class Inc.
Bookings can be made by phoning Carers SA – Commonwealth Respite and Carelink Centre on 1800 052 222.
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