Facility-Based Respite

OC Connections’ Short-term Accommodation provides valuable benefits to individuals and their families/carers. Respite provides carers with a break, while offering participants the opportunity to foster friendships, learn new living skills or participate in community-based activities. Participants are encouraged to be as independent as possible and responsible for personal choices and decisions.

We offer short-term accommodation every day of the year, including overnight, provided by fully-trained staff committed to supporting participants develop and maintain independence, all within a home-like environment.

Our Respite Home

OC Connections’ Short-term Accommodation is based in Oakleigh and offers three bedrooms. Accommodation is offered on a short or long-term, emergency or planned basis, and includes overnight options. Lengths of stay depend on individual circumstances, however, is generally limited to 1-2 weeks at a time. Staffing levels vary according to an individual’s support needs.

Accessing Respite

To access OC Connections’ Short-term Accommodation, participants must be aged 18 years or over, have a disability and be on the Department of Health and Human Services’ Disability Support Register. Enquiries can also be made directly to OC Connections via the ENQUIRE button on the left.


For more information on OC Connections Short-term Accommodation, please complete the enquiry form by clicking the ENQUIRE button on the left. For urgent matters, please call 03 9569 0603.

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