respite for carers

Respite for Carers

RELIEF & SUPPORT FROM YOUR CARING ROLE

Help and support for carers

Respite for Carers provides you with relief from a caring role and supports you with the education and information you need to help increase your confidence, capacity and choices.

If you are a carer for somebody with a mental health concern, this service will help you to sustain your caring role and maintain connection with your communities. We achieve this by providing you a support worker to take the person under your care out for activities so that you get a well deserved break.

We recognise that every carer has a unique situation so we invite you to contact us to discuss how we can help to support your individual needs.

Background

How can respite for carers help?

Respite can help you to continue caring for longer by freeing up time for you to attend to your own health and wellbeing, spend time with other family members and friends and do tasks you might not have time for while being a carer.

breakthru respite services can be delivered in a number of ways:

Facility or residential respite

The person you care for stays for a short period in a care facility.

Community Respite

The person you care for joins a day program at a day centre, neighbourhood house or community health centre.

Recreational Respite

You and the person you care for can join recreational, social or leisure activities either together or separately.

Emergency Respite

Available if you need to deal with sudden emergencies like illness, accidents or family troubles .