Our respite services are designed to grow your independence and get you out and about in the community. Respite is also a chance for your family and carers to relax and take a short break from their daily routine.

How we help

Our experienced team are trained to provide support to people with a wide range of disabilities and health needs.

We will work with you and your family to come up with a respite program that is right for you.

Whether your goal is to become more independent, be a part of the community, or simply to enjoy a short break, we can make it happen.

Who can use our respite services?

You can use our respite services if you have a physical, intellectual or multiple disabilities and are in Victoria. The location and availability of respite services can vary depending on level of support required, Scope will work with you to find the best solution possible.

There are four types of respite services you can access:

Facility-based respite

We run a number of respite houses that are available for short-term visits. Use this service for an overnight stay or a weekend visit.

Individual respite

Our individual respite can occur at your home or in the community. Whether you need respite support for a couple of hours or a couple of days, we can help. We work with you to find an option that works for you and your family.

Holiday program respite

We offer a number of school holiday respite programs for children and teenagers. Enjoy a trip away from home, experience something different and meet new friends.

Community-based respite

We run a number of community-based respite programs. There are both individual and group based options available. Community-based respite operates in many different ways including attending leisure centres and recreational activities. You can choose which programs you take part in based on your location, interests and goals.


Scope has nine facility-based respite houses across Victoria. We also offer individual respite, which can be delivered to you in your home or at a community venue.