Sharing the carer journey.


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.


Help in a crisis

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