Welcome to Cedric House Tweed Heads aboriginal respite care

Cedric House provides flexible, 24 hour, low need, short term respite for Aboriginal people. We’re here when you need us – not like other facilities where you need to book out blocks in advance. We work with family, carers, hospitals, discharge planners, social and health workers, general practitioners and other service providers to arrange seamless care and support around your stay at our Tweed Heads respite facility. When you need a break, with caring support and home cooked meals, give us a call.

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About Cedric House

Cedric House is a five bed Tweed Heads respite facility at 65 Ducat Street, Tweed Heads. We provide short term, low care respite for Aboriginal people aged over 55. Our clients come and stay for all sorts of reasons. Having renovations at home and temporarily need a place to stay? Maybe you’re newly discharged from hospital and not quite well enough to be at home by yourself. Sometimes carers need to go out of town or into hospital yourself. Canowindra’s flexible respite care options means we can look after your family while you are away.


What we offer

Our Tweed Heads respite care facility offers:

  • Flexible options including 24 hour, emergency, day and short term low level respite care.
  • No time limit or minimum blocks required (stays from 1 day/overnight to several days, weeks or months)
  • Safe, welcoming environment where friends and family can visit
  • All meals provided
  • Each room is fitted with an ensuite bathroom (shower and toilet)
  • Disabled bathroom with wheelchair access is available
  • Easy access for wheelie walkers around the facility.

We also offer at home care services for support at home.


How long can I stay?

All stays at our Cedric House Tweed Heads respite are based on your individual needs. Our respite does not have to be booked in blocks. Stay for the day, overnight or several weeks depending on your needs.


How much does it cost?

Our Tweed Heads respite care is very reasonably priced, with small fees to cover 24 hour care, all meals, daily room cleaning and washing:

  • Monday to Friday - $35.00 per day
  • Saturday and Sunday – $50.00 per day
  • Weekly rate – $245.00 for 7 days


What can I do there?

Relax and enjoy your time. Sit quietly, read a book or enjoy visits from family in our quiet outdoor space. We have a weekly craft program, pampering and if the weather is fine and other residents are also mobile, we can go for a BBQ or walk in the park.


What should I bring?

All linen is provided so just bring your personal items (eg toiletries), something to read or listen to. Valuables are safer left at home; or with family or friends. Read what others say about their stays at Cedric House.



We provide aged care support services designed to help you or your family members aged 55 and over to live as independently as possible. If you’re not sure of your eligibility, we can help you work out how to access the services or type of help you might need. Your story always matters at Canowindra Tweed Heads aged care.

We put the CAN in Canowindra - The UNITY in Community - And we CARE
And that’s what makes us ‘Canowindra Community Care’