24/7 Respite Support in Your Home or Centre-based in Bega

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Respite rooms at our Centre in Bega – almost like home

Tulgeen offers 24/7 respite support to families, advocates and carers in YOUR home or at our centre-based respite  rooms at Spindler Street in suburban Bega.  Facilities include electric beds, a full hoist and accessible bathroom, televisions, climate control, full kitchen, lounge room and storage space for personal belongings all underpinned with individualised care.  The service is open to the whole community which means you do not have to have a disability to use it.  We are able to provide respite services for individuals aged 16 years upwards.  You DO NOT have to be an existing Tulgeen client to access this service NOR do you have to have a disability.

All new clients will have to undertake an intake assessment to determine suitability.


Barry Irvin AM, Chair of Bega Cheese officially opened the Respite Rooms.

The service has been operating since its soft launch in October 2015 and was officially launched on 15 February 2016 by Bega Cheese Chairman, Barry Irvin AM.


Two Steves at the launch of the Respite Service: Steve (left) works to support Steve (right)

All members of our professional cross-disciplinary team have attained the following competencies:

  • Certificate in Disability, Community Services and/or Aged Care;
  • Current Senior First Aid Certificate
  • Current and Clear Working With Children Check and National Police Check
  • Manual Handling
  • Current Drivers Licence

Additionally, many of our team also have the following:

  • Predict, Assess and Respond To (PART) Challenging Behaviours
  • Fire Training
  • A range of certification – epilepsy management, PEG feed, stoma care, diabetes foot care and much more.

All Tulgeen staff are covered by the following insurance:

  • Workers Compensation
  • Public Liability
  • Professional Indemnity

To find out more or to arrange a visit, please contact Karen Machan on 6499 0845 during business hours or email respite@tulgeen.com.au

Tulgeen’s 24/7  Respite Service was established through a generous donation from Bega Cheese Ltd.in June 2015

Bega Cheese donation