Out-of-home respite is a service for people in Queensland looking to take a break from their usual day-to-day routine and environment.

Wellways has respite houses in Toowoomba, Roma, Mackay and Townsville, where clients can live from one day to several weeks. The houses offer all the usual comforts of home, but are staffed 24 hours a day, seven days a week to ensure that all the support and safety needs of our guests are met.

If you wish, you can assist in the preparation of meals or have meals prepared for you. Our staff will engage with you in recreational activities or arrange outings in the local area. 

While you are having your respite, your family or principal carer is also able to have a break knowing their loved one is being well cared for.

Funding for respite services is often available from local government agencies or our guests can choose to fund their own stay.

For more information, please contact Wellways on 1300 363 898.