At St Carthage's Community Care we are passionate about using respite as an opportunity for children and adolescents to gain confidence, language skills, social skills while learning to participate in activities independent of their families. We know that this fosters a feeling of self worth and being part of a expanded community. This also means that the families and carer's get a much needed break. Our vision is for a community where all people freely exercise choice. We aim to achieve this by providing a range of quality services and promoting choice in order to address the unique needs of the children andadolescents that we work with.