Respite is a service designed especially for carers that provides substitute care for the person the carer looks after. Respite is a break from the responsibility of looking after someone. It may be for a few hours, a full day, overnight or a few weeks. Respite can be provided in the home of the person being cared for, to allow the carer to leave for a short time, or out-of-home, such as at a Centre.
Respite is a way of relieving the stress of being a carer and allowing the carer some time to take care of their own health and well-being.
For emergency or short term respite, contact the Pole Depot Respite Project on 9580 0688 (office hours) or Southeast Sydney Commonwealth Carer Respite Centre (24hrs) on free call 1800 052 222
The Ruby Ball fundraiser on June 21 was a fabulous success! Congratulations to our wonderful Ambassador Cheryl Koenig OAM who was the driving force behind this event, and whose 5th book In My Blood was launched on the night by Senator Kristina Keneally. Cheryl worked tirelessly
Thank you for your support during 2018. Carer Support Service will be closed from 4pm Thursday December 20th and re-opening on Monday 14th January 2019. For emergency or respite enquiries, please contact Commonwealth Carer Respite on 1800 052 222 or their website is https://www.benevolent.org.au/
Another year has rolled around and we are looking forward to supporting our wonderful local carers in 2018.Check out the February edition of Carers Corner under "Services" or "Downloads"