Carer support and respite

Carer support and respite

We provide a variety of services to older people and people with a disability and their carers to remain living at home and in their community with safety, dignity, and an acceptable quality of life.

We can assist carers by providing a flexible and responsive range of carers support respite, which will enhance and add to existing Community Support services.

It is widely known that to effectively support this caring relationship carers need to be given the opportunity for a break from their responsibilities. As well as a range of supports available in our Home Support program, we are able to help carers of older people and people with a disability with a range of activities which can take place in the home as well as out in the community.

In-home respite

We can provide care in your home to allow the carer to have a break.

For more information, contact the assessment team on (03) 5422 0333 or email

Carers Recognition Act 2012

Are you a carer for someone close to you? Or do you have a carer?

The Carers Recognition Act 2012 provides legal recognition of the vital role that carers play in our community.

It means carers, as well as the people they care for, must be recognised, respected and supported by organisations providing services.

Under the Act, services must respect carers' wishes, consult with them, and involve them in all decisions. Carers' cultural identity and preferences must also be considered.

The Act applies to state government departments, local councils and any organisations funded by government.

More information about the Carers Recognition Act 2012 can be found at the Department of Human Services' website.

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