Respite & Support for Families of Children & Young adults with a Disability in the Newcastle/Lake Macquarie Area
Newcastle Temporary Care Ltd is a community based, not-for-profit respite care service for children and young adults with a disability and their carers and families, who live in the Newcastle and Lake Macquarie local government areas.
It was established in 1978 and has grown to provide a large range of flexible programs and support to local families of children and young adults aged 0-55 years with a disability and their families.
Newcastle temporary Care understands the challenges of raising a child with a disability and aims to support all members of the family through:
- opportunities for parents and carers of the person with a disability to get together with others experiencing a similar situation
- providing a broad range of community experiences for the person with the disability
- providing "time out" for carers and siblings