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Carers/Respite

Respite

Respite – Planned; Community Access – Individual Respite; In Home Day Respite
This service is provided in the home of the carer or the person they are caring for.

The service may include activities in the community.

Support for Carers Program

This program supports carers of older people; older carers and carers of younger people with dementia

Includes:

  • Connections – short term support & counselling program based on creative activities to promote health & wellbeing for carers
  • Individual respite – (in home or community) to enable carers to attend programs & activities (one-off, short term or regular)
  • Day trips or supported outings – for carers with or without the person they care for with support from qualified staff
  • Overnight getaways – from 1 to 3 nights for carers & the person they care for with support from qualified staff

 Inquiries for the Support for Carers Program contact Marcia on 9407 5939 or email Marcia.simons@whittlesea.vic.gov.au

(This program is funded by the Victorian State Government)