The Coppel & Piekarski Family Disability Respite Centre
A Vision of Inclusion
Jewish Care's approach to respite is visionary, with a commitment towards creating a more responsive, sensitive, accessible and inclusive environment for people with disability. Our aim is to empower clients to make choices, achieve their goals and lead a rewarding life.
Opportunities for Growth
Respite is more than providing relief for carers; it opens up new opportunities for adults with disability to progress towards more independent living and allows children to develop lasting friendships in a safe, supportive environment.
Caring for Carers
Carers are the unsung heroes of the community. They provide hours of unpaid support that enable their loved ones with disability to remain in their own home and in the community for as long as possible. However, the caring role can be exhausting which might result in stress, burnout and social isolation. Jewish Care's respite services offer essential 'time out' for families and unpaid carers to recharge while their loved ones are supported in a heimish (homely) atmosphere.
Our Disability Respite Centre
Providing a combination of respite, support and community engagement, our Disability Respite Centre is located in Melbourne's suburb Caulfield. It is a perfect place to improve skills, build confidence and trial a more independent lifestyle.
The Centre offers respite and community outreach programs for children, adults and their families within three secure wings. These include one-to-one direct support and independent living skills programs.
In addition to respite services, the Centre assists carers with funds management, brokerage and care coordination.
The Centre facilities include purpose-built playgrounds, sensory rooms and gardens to foster learning and development opportunities for growth. Children and teenagers aged 6 to 17 years enjoy a vast range of social, recreational and leisure opportunities, both onsite and within the community, in a heartfelt and friendly environment.
Primary school-aged children living with Disability have the opportunity to join other children for fun activities after school on weekdays during school terms from 4:00 - 7:00pm. Games afternoons, sensory activities and fun skill development will be jam-packed into the program.
The modern adult respite wing is a great place to develop independent living skills and build confidence for adults aged 18 to 64 years. The service includes a transitional model of support where individual plans are developed that work towards achieving personal goals.
Located in the heart of the Jewish community,this state-of-the-art Centre is designed to create a Jewish home away from home, where traditional Jewish holidays are celebrated and the standards of Kashrut are observed. The Centre is open to anyone with a disability in Victoria as defined by the Victorian Disability Act 2006.
- Flexible and adaptable respite opportunities
- Open throughout the year
- Five children's and five adult bedrooms (in separate secure wings)
- Generous accessible bathrooms and ensuites
- Modern kosher kitchens
- Sensory rooms and gardens to explore
- Separate playgrounds equipped with Liberty
- Swing to release energy
- Cultural features like succahs
- Monitored, safe and secure premises with
- Shabbat-friendly access
- Greater learning opportunities
- A wide range of social activities
- Comfortable and convienent transition
- from children's to adults' respite
- Expanded carer support programs
- Community hub providing carer support,
- training and outreach programs