commonwealth home support program

Our centre-based day respite services provide structured group activities for older people to develop, maintain or support independent living and social interaction.

Spectrum’s Clifton Respite Cottage and Respite Centre Whittlesea provide centre-based respite in a community setting to older people from cultural and linguistically diverse (CALD) backgrounds. The program has a target population of

  • Frail older people aged 65 years and over
  • People with dementia, and
  • Employed carers, or carers wishing to return to the workforce.

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The respite Centres are regarded as a home away from home by group participants and incorporate bi-lingual support staff, culturally familiar activities, home style culturally-appropriate meals prepared on site by cooks, and a full transport service to and from the Centres at a reasonable cost for clients.

Contact one of our dedicated aged care workers to discuss your needs and to see whether you, or someone you care for, are eligible for our respite programs or to arrange an individual plan that responds to your circumstances.


Spectrum is now registered with NDIS (registration number: 50158005). Call 1300 735 653 and speak with Hiroshi Mitsui if you’d like more information about the supports we can provide. For more information about NDIS visit the official 
website here.

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