Welcome to Hunters Hill Ryde Community Services.

Flexible Respite


A photo a carer and care recipient having a timeout and smiling.

"I am able to make friends and have people to talk to; I like the variety in the places we go to" Ralph, Ryde, age 88

Caring for someone is a very rewarding experience, but it can also be very demanding. Our Flexible Respite service enables carers timeout from the responsibility of care giving, by providing supervision and assistance to the care recipient. This gives carers a well-deserved break, and provides the care recipient an opportunity to get out and about in the community, meet new people and engage in activities they enjoy.

Flexible Respite Care at HHRCS:

  • Offers carers, of people with an age-related condition, time out
  • Provides those you care for with stimulation and interaction with others in the community
  • Our program incorporates social outings to a variety of venues
  • We accommodate for those with limited mobility

One on one Flexible Respite runs Monday to Friday on a nominated day & time that suits. Community Access/ Our Time operates on 1st & 3rd Tuesday of the month 10.00am 3.00pm.

What program can I choose?

Your Time:

  • Provides time out for the Carer
  • One on one care, company and stimulation for person requiring care

Our Time:

  • Timeout together
  • Socialising with others in similar circumstances

What sort of activities are there?

A variety of activities and outings are prepared by our experienced staff including:

  • Home visit for companionship
  • Outings for community connections, wellness and exercise, cinema, concert, etc.
  • Accomplishment of a particular task  such as supporting the client's hobby (e.g.: gardening, playing board games, improving computer skills
  • Phone monitoring services (a friendly volunteer to catch-up over the phone with once a week)
  • Accompanied outings to places of interest and beauty

Is there a fee?  

  • Please refer to our brochure for more details. If you are experiencing hardship or feel that you cannot afford the service you can apply for a fee reduction.                                                                                                                                                                             


See the CALENDAR to find more about the  coming activities


Download the HHRCS Flexible Respite brochure

Download the HHRCS Client Information Handbook

  Contact us on 9817 0101 or support@hhrcs.org.au and speak to our Flexible Respite Co-ordinator or the Social Support Team Leader.



























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