If you care for someone who is aged, frail, has a disability or who is living with a mental health illness, you may be eligible for subsidised short-term or emergency respite.

Respite services are available when you need to be away from your caring role for a short time, need a break for your own wellbeing, or face an emergency. Suncare is an operator of Commonwealth Respite and Carelink centres in south-east and central Queensland. Through this initiative we provide:

  • flexible short-term respite options including in-home and centre-based care
  • emergency respite support
  • one-on-one support
  • support groups, recreational activities and peer engagement for you and the person you care for local knowledge, advocacy and working relationships with local services and agencies.


Sunshine Coast Respite help


Types of respite

Respite can be delivered in your own home, in one of our respite cottages, at a day respite centre or other community-based environment. We can tailor respite to your circumstances and the needs of the person you care for. Respite activities can include:

  • domestic assistance
  • personal care
  • social support
  • peer support or group activities, or
  • just having someone there when you can’t be.

With our community respite service, we provide an opportunity for social experiences to develop, to maintain and support independent living and social interaction while also offering respite to your carer. Our community-based respite provides a wide range of social activities and support in a group environment at both a centre-based facility as well as group excursions and activities out in the community.

For carers who need a short break and need somewhere safe to have their loved one looked after away from their home, our beautiful cottages are available. These purpose-built properties are attended by qualified, caring staff to ensure your loved one’s safety and security, peace of mind for you when you can’t be there. 
Please give us a call if you would like to know more about the cottage respite program. 


Other Services

Social events and activities

If you are finding it increasingly difficult to leave your home and connect with the community, our staff can help you participate in day to day activities. Visits from our Suncare staff can bridge the gap to community life through social contact and accompaniment.

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Home modifications

To ensure that you are safe in your home, we can arrange to have a range of modifications to suit your needs. With the installation of hand rails, ramps, emergency alarms or any other modifications, these benefits can help you to continue to live comfortably and safely in your own home.

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Home maintenance

Keeping up with home maintenance and household repairs can be difficult, so making sure your home and gardens are safe and habitable can be one less job for you.

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Personal care

Our staff understand that assistance with personal care can be daunting, which is why we take the upmost respect with regards to providing aid with daily self-care tasks.

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Housekeeping assistance

If you need help around the house, whether it is just a general vacuum once a week, help with washing and hanging your clothes or you need a regular full house clean, our friendly staff can assist you with an extensive range of domestic tasks.

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If driving your own car has become a chore, but have found that public transport is inconvenient, why not utilise our transport services?

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Home delivered meals

Day to day care can be as individual as you. If it’s a hot lunch or dinner you require, we can provide a freshly prepared meal delivered to your door. These delicious meals can make life easy, taking out the hassle of grocery shopping, cooking and the clean up afterwards.

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Suncare offers personal, tailored care to help you continue to enjoy the activities and lifestyle you always have.
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