We work with children and young people with
disabilities who are over 8 years old.

The beautiful spirit of children and young people is nourished and promoted in St Carthage’s Community Care programs.

Planning your program

We work with families to create individually tailored plans that are meaningful for your child or teen as they transition through their childhood and teenage life. We discuss your child’s personality, their preferences, and your goals and develop a plan that enables them to grow into their own person.

We also offer group activities and outings, wellbeing programs and support for carers and families. We do everything possible to keep your child feeling secure and comfortable whilst learning new skills seeing new things and having a whole lot of fun!

What we can do for you and your child

Social support

Our social support program provides your child or teen with opportunities for friendship and social interaction in a supportive environment. Excursions, creative art, craft, shopping, outdoor activities and more are provided and are designed to engage your child, strengthen their independence and confidence.

Transition (and life) skills

One of the exciting times in our life is the transition from being a teenager to an adult. We offer specialised services for this important stage in your teen’s life. We meet with you to discuss your teenager’s goals and we develop an individual plan accordingly.

Your teen can learn skills in a range of areas such as managing finances and budgeting, cooking, and conducting relationships. With a little coaching, knowledge and hands-on experience, it can make many facets of life a lot easier, more fulfilling and can help your teen to become more independent.

Respite care

At St Carthage’s Community Care we know that carers need care too.

We offer overnight respite for children at our beautiful purpose built Jubilee House. We also offer in home respite and many other options to suit your needs.

We ensure every young person’s needs are catered for while they are with us including any special requirements in regard to diet, health, education, and favourite activities.