Respite - Southern Carers Support Services

Onkaparinga respite program provides in-home care for the aged, frail and people with a disability living in our council area to give their carers respite.

This will allow the carer to:

  • go shopping
  • attend social activities
  • tend to daily chores
  • maintain usual outside activities.

All care workers are screened and trained and are specifically matched to meet individual needs. This ensures both carers and their relatives or friends are comfortable with the respite provided.

A contribution is required to support the service and is negotiated individually with the carer.

For more information, please contact our Respite program on (08) 8384 0558 or email 

Funded by the City of Onkaparinga, Department of Human Services and Commonwealth Home Support Programme.

Friendship Club

Blending respite, friendship and fun, our friendship club is for frail older people, people with dementia or people with a disability who live in the City of Onkaparinga and have a carer. Qualified staff and trained volunteers provide a professional support program in a safe and welcoming environment.

Activities include:

  • guest speakers
  • board and table games
  • regular outings
  • hot lunches
  • gentle exercise
  • entertainment.

When: Mondays and Thursdays, 9.30am - 2.30pm
Where: Wakefield House Positive Ageing Centre, 65 Acre Ave, Morphett Vale

The Friendship Club is a centre based low level respite program that provides an out of home option for carers living within the City of Onkaparinga.

Friendship Club provides participants over the age of 65 with meaningful activities working on wellbeing whilst supporting and facilitating independence and choice in a safe and stimulating environment.

My Aged Care referral required (MAC) Tel:1800 200 422

For more information contact the Coordinator on 8186 5501 or email