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Welcome to Respite Hume

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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 disability respite services, view 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



The National Disability Insurance Scheme can provide supports for children in their early years. The NDIS4Kids website provides Victorian families with information on how to access support for their children (0-6 years) with disabilities or developmental concerns/delays.

NAIDOC Week 2016

NAIDOC Week celebrations are held across Australia each July to celebrate the history, culture and achievements of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. NAIDOC is celebrated not only in Indigenous communities, but by Australians from all walks of life. The week is a great opportunity to participate in a range of activities and to support your local Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community.

For more information on events: http://www.naidoc.org.au/events-calendar

Recharge Scheme

The Recharge Scheme is a MetroAccess initiative which invites businesses to provide a power point for people to recharge the batteries of their electric wheelchair or scooter. There are many people within Hume who have restricted access and rely on these vehicles as a means of transport.

The batteries on electric wheelchairs and scooters last only a few hours, and so having many accessible Recharge locations throughout the Hume City area will allow people to travel for longer and be more active in the community.

Diability Loop

Disability Loop is a way to find out more about the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS). Through Disability Loop you can:

SWIM 4 ALL free try out days

13 July 07:00am until 14 September 06:30am

Exclusion and Embrace: Disability, Justice and Spirituality

This multi-faith Australasian Conference reflects a growing interest in issues of faith, meaning and connectedness. It will be of interest to people with disabilities, advocates, faith communities and educators who seek to enhance this dimension of people’s lives.

Among the themes explored will be ethics, care, inclusion in faith communities, friendship, discrimination, love, justice, liberation.

Gloves that convert sign language to speech ‘to empower the deaf community’

Two second-year university students in the US have developed a pair of gloves that can translate sign language into speech and text, a tool they hope will empower the deaf community.

For more information please click: http://www.abc.net.au/news/2016-04-28/gloves-convert-sign-language-to-speech-to-empower-deaf-community/7368148



Junior Blind and Vision Impaired Tennis Program


Blind Sports and Recreation Victoria will be conducting a junior tennis program for children who are blind or vision impaired aged 7 to 14 during the June 2016 School Holidays. The program is aimed at introducing the sport of tennis to children through the Hot Shots Tennis Program.
This introductory program will consist of 2 x 2 hour sessions where Children will participate in fun activities that will introduce them to:
- Tennis Court
- Tennis Racquet and Audible Tennis Ball
- Forehand
- Backhand


DAIS Disability Advocacy and Information Service Inc.

DAIS is a not-for-profit organisation governed by a board of management.
The services of DAIS are free, providing advocacy support and information to anyone with a disability, to ensure equality of rights and increased integration into the community.

For more information please visit : http://www.dais.org.au/about-dais/

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