For our adults who regularly attend the day service we offer respite overnight and over the weekend. Our respite house is for a maximum of 2 adults. We try to be as flexible as possible offering one hour to 24 hours where we can. This is provided by the staff who users know and who know users during the week.

Everyone is encouraged to be as independent as they can be. Making choices about every thing we’re eating, where we’re going, when users are waking up, showering and going to bed. It is entirely focused on what the users want and when they want to do it.

All users are encouraged to do as much as they possibly can with the support they need to achieve it.

A typical day at Yarra Respite

Monday Activity
Morning Wake at your usual time, get washed and dressed
Making breakfast as chosen by you
Wash and dry up
Make lunch for picnic
Clacton pier for the day all drinks snacks and entrance into the pier included.
16.00 Depart for the base
16.30 Choose and shop for dinner ingredients
17.00 Cook dinner wash and dry up
18.00 up to 23.00 Watching DVDs, painting, cooking, gardening activities
18.00 up to 23.00 Shower and into bed