Respite Care: Newcastle and the Hunter Valley

An essential service for carers

respite care coffs harbour newcastleRespite care means support services and care that you receive while your regular carer takes a break. So, when they can’t be there to help, Newlake can help.

Because being a carer for a family member or loved one can be really rewarding but also really exhausting. It’s so important to take time out to recharge. Or perhaps your carer simply needs to attend to other tasks without worrying. Respite Care is an essential service to maintain your independence, your social life, your home and your health.

Newlake provides in-home Respite Care and is an approved NDIS and iCare provider. So, we specialise in providing respite care for families and carers of people with a long-term or short-term disability.

We are also an approved provider of Respite Care for Home Care Package holders. So, we offer respite services for carers of the elderly.

So, if your carer is away and you need a helping hand to live life your way, we can help.

Respite Care Information

We offer services in the Newcastle, Central Coast, Hunter Valley and Lake Macquarie regions of NSW, in and around these locations:
Branxton | Cessnock | Lake Macquarie | Maitland | Morriset | Newcastle | Pokolbin | Port Stephens | Raymond Terrace | Rutherford | The Entrance | Tuggerah

Newlake service areas NSW - Tea Gardens, Port Stephens, Raymond Terrace, Maitland, Rutherford. Branxton, Pokolbin, Cessnock, Newcastle, Lake Macquarie, Morriset, The Entrance, Gosford

Funding for Respite Care is included in:

  • Home Care Packages
  • NDIS (National Disability Insurance Scheme)
  • iCare funding

Talk to your Plan Manager or the Co-ordinator of your supports for more information about accessing Respite Care.

If you need care or support services, but have not yet been approved for a Home Care Package, NDIS or any other funding package, or have been assessed as ineligible we can still help. We offer a fee-for-service arrangement so you can privately fund the care you need.

Give us a call if you would like to discuss.

Respite care services

Newlake offers you Respite Care as an in-home service that can help with your health needs, your home and your independence.

Personal Care

Our Respite Care supports also include personal care such as meal preparation, showering, dressing, grooming, shopping, eating and feeding support. Subee can help you remain at home longer. So, we offer regular or one-off cleaning and any sort of domestic assistance can be organised. These services include de-cluttering, shopping and meal preparation.


Because getting out and about is so vital to pursuing a full life, our transportation services are all wheelchair accessible. So, this can be utilised for getting to appointments or daily living (such as shopping) and social and group activities.

Your health

Newlake support staff can help with a variety of services to maintain your health. Such as medication assistance, monitoring and checks, therapeutic supports, nursing assessments, welfare checks and access to allied health.

Our services cover diabetes support, dementia care, bowel care, catheter care, blood pressure monitoring, post-hospitalisation care, stoma maintenance, foot care, medication assistance and monitoring. And we can provide service 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, so after-hours care is available. Plus we can help accessing medical supplies & equipment.

Albany Cottage

We are also available to provide holiday supports and Respite Care for disabled visitors to Coffs Harbour and the Mid-North Coast.

We also provide out-of-home care, on a short-term basis in Albany Cottage.

Albany Cottage, in the heart of Coffs Harbour, is also designed for those seeking emergency accommodation. Available 24 hours a day, seven days a week, the cottage offers a homely environment for those in need or in crisis.

The cottage has three-bedrooms. There is a combined kitchen and dining area, lounge room, bathroom, sun room, laundry and a large enclosed back yard. It’s situated right around the corner from the CBD so it’s close to all amenities. It’s also wheelchair accessible, with no stairs required for entry, extra space around beds and wide entrances.

We also use Albany Cottage as a neutral location for supervised access and holiday respite.

If you are interested or would like more information do not hesitate to contact

Albany Cottage, Coffs Harbour
NDIS Support

Privately funded support services

If you need care or support services, but have not yet been approved for a Home Care Package, NDIS or any other funding package, or have been assessed as ineligible we can still help. We offer a fee-for-service arrangement so you can privately fund the care you need.

Give us a call if you would like to discuss.