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3/33 Newton St
New South Wales

Newcastle Temporary Care

Welcome to Newcastle Temporary Care

Respite & Support for Families of Children & Young adults with a Disability in the Newcastle/Lake Macquarie Area

Newcastle Temporary Care Ltd is a community based, not-for-profit respite care service for children and young adults with a disability and their carers and families, who live in the Newcastle and Lake Macquarie local government areas.

It was established in 1978 and has grown to provide a large range of flexible programs and support to local families of children and young adults aged 0-55 years with a disability and their families.

Newcastle temporary Care understands the challenges of raising a child with a disability and aims to support all members of the family through:

  • opportunities for parents and carers of the person with a disability to get together with others experiencing a similar situation
  • providing a broad range of community experiences for the person with the disability
  • providing "time out" for carers and siblings


  • Community access/Social participation
  • Day centre/Drop-in centre
  • Meals and food services
  • Respite and support

  • Low support

  • Administration
  • Case Manager
  • Community Care Worker
  • Coordinator
  • Day/Drop-In Centre
  • Disability Support Worker
  • Employment Development Officer
  • Frontline Professional
  • Frontline Support
  • Information Officer
  • Personal Care Assistant
  • Program Facilitator
  • Residential Support Worker
  • Social Educator
  • Training and Development Coordinator
  • Transport and Facilities
  • Volunteer