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Respite for carers

Respite for carers

We offer a respite care service to provide carers with a short break from their caring role while the person they care for is being supervised.

The service may be provided in the home or clients may be taken on outings within the City of Whittlesea.

Carerlinks North Service

Carers who look after someone who is frail aged, has an ongoing disability or a chronic or mental illness can access free respite through the Carerlinks North Service.

Contact them by phoning 1800 052 222 or email carerlinknorth@mchs.org.au.

Spectrum MRC Disability Services

Older carers who support adults with a disability to continue living together with the family can access respite through the Respite for Older Carers Program.

To be eligible, carers must:

  • be 60 years of age or over
  • care for a person with a disability
  • be from a migrant background
  • live in North or West Metropolitan Melbourne

Contact them by phoning 1300 735 653 or email mhss@spectrumvic.org.au

Residential respite facilities

Mecklenburg
Mecklenburg Close
Epping North
P: 1800 783 783

Scope
Vincent Drive
South Morang
P: 1300 472 673

Day service respite centres

Plenty Valley Disability Services
Provides social support to people with disabilities so they can access and participate in local educational, recreational and leisure activities.

31 Morang Drive
Mill Park
P: 9407 9699

Whittlesea District Adult Training and Support Service

851 High Street, Epping
P: 9401 1844
E: admin@wdatss.org
W: www.millparkcommunityhouse.com

Mill Park Community House and Adult Training Support Service (ATSS)

68 Mill Park Drive, Mill Park
P: 9404 4565
E: admin@millparkcommunityhouse.com
W: www.millparkcommunityhouse.com

Interchange Northern (ICN)

24 Gellibrand Crescent, Reservoir
P: 9462 1011
E: Amanda@interchangenorthern.org.net
W: www.interchangenorthern.org.au

Respite Alliance Whittlesea

You can also seek support from the Respite Alliance Whittlesea (RAW), a community group that advocates for the rights of people with disability and for respite services in the City of Whittlesea. Call 0418 513 304.