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Carer Respite and Support Services

Carer Respite and Support Services incorporates:

  • Commonwealth Carelink Centre
  • Commonwealth Respite Centre
  • Carer's Choice

The Commonwealth Carelink Centre is an information centre for older people, people with disabilities and those who provide care and services. We provide free and confidential information on community aged care, disability and other support services available locally, interstate or anywhere within Australia. You can visit our website at http://www.commcarelink.health.gov.au/

The Commonwealth Carer Respite Centre and Carers' Choice provides information, support and practical assistance to carers of people who are frail aged, have dementia, a disability, chronic illness, mental illness or a palliative condition. We can help with short term and emergency respite for carers in need of a break as well as assistance with respite planning. This is a 24 hour service.

The service can also assist in locating residential respite vacancies within the Grampians Region and throughout Victoria. Carers and Services can search on the internet at http://vcsn.vacancyseeker.org.au/

We also have offices located at:

Grampians Community Health Centre
40-44 Wimmera Street
Stawell 3380
Ph 5358 3700
Fax 5358 4113

Wimmera Community Options
Robinson Street
Horsham 3400
Ph 5381 9336
Fax 5381 9120

Eligibility
Carers who reside in the Grampians region.
If a carer is not eligible for our service we will endeavour to provide information about alternative or more appropriate services.

Areas Serviced
Grampians Region including: Ballarat, Moorabool, Hepburn, Golden Plains, Pyrenees, Ararat, Northern Grampians, Horsham, West Wimmera, Hindmarsh, Yarriambiack

Location

Market Street
Ballarat VIC 3350

Phone (03) 5333 7104
Fax (03) 5333 7141
Email carers@bhs.org.au

Referrals

Referrals to this program are to be sent directly to Central Intake via RIMS (BHS - Community Programs - Central Intake) or alternatively faxed (using the SCTT templates) to 5320 3893.
Clients can self refer via fax, phone or in person.
Referral enquiries: 5320 6690

National Carer Awareness Initiative

www.careaware.com.au