Disability Respite for Carers

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Respite for Carers

Do you care for an older person or someone with a disability or mental illness?

Responding to the changing needs of the person you care for can mean that life is periodically unsettled and stressful. Respite services are available to help sustain you in your caring role.  We support carers living in the northern and western suburbs but can refer you to respite services and supports in your local area if you reside outside of this region.

 

If eligible, short term and emergency respite services can:

  • Provide you with short term, in home, residential or out of home respite
  • Provide short term transport, domestic assistance or personal care if you are unable to do so for a period of time
  • Support you to access personal, financial or family counselling
  • Support you to access social and recreational activities including activities that keep you connected to your local community
  • Provide advocacy on your behalf
  • Provide information, linkage and referral to other services which might best meet your current or longer term needs
  • Provide education, wellbeing programs or support to develop coping strategies to assist you during difficult times

 

Our services are individually tailored to meet your specific needs and our support workers are trained in working with older people, people living with a disability or a mental illness.

For further information about our services please contact us on 1800 052 222 or via email  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

 

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