Welcome to Respite Hume
Are you looking for up to date information about Respite Options in the Hume Region?
Then, Respite Hume is an internet site designed to provide people with access to information about respite options.
This website is, and will be, the up to date locator for all Disability Respite Information in the Hume Region of Victoria.
To find short cuts to websites for local service providers and organisations, click on Useful Links
To find disability respite services, you can search the Respite Finder, click on Respite Finder
What is respite?
Respite means providing parents or carers with a break from their usual caring roles and duties, while providing a positive experience for the care recipient.
It can take many different forms according to the needs of individual families and the services available. Respite can be planned or happen in response to a crisis or an emergency situation.
- respite can happen at a regular time each week or at regular intervals or can be arranged only as required.
- respite can last a few hours, overnight or for several days
- respite can happen in a family home or in a facility in the community