Jewish-disability-group FINALJewish Care Victoria has opened its new respite centre with adult and children services under one roof. The new facility provides improved access to regular, short-term respite and offers a safe, homely and culturally-sensitive environment to children and adults with disability, their families and carers. The facility caters for up to five children and five adults in separate and secure houses where care is based solely around individual goals and needs while offering social and recreational opportunities and independence. The Coppel & Piekarski Family Disability Respite centre is located in Caulfield.

The centre is the first project out of six to be completed over 10 years as part of Jewish Care’s Growing. For our Community campaign which represents a $180 million investment for the organisation.

Victoria’s Minister for Housing & Disability Martin Foley unveiled the official plaque, together with the centre’s major donors, Michael and Michelle Coppel. Funding for the $8.5 million facility also came from community support.

Caption: Jewish Care president Michael Debinski, Michelle and Michael Coppel and Martin Foley MP.