The Carer Respite Centre provides carers with access to respite care for their care recipient.
Education resources and information is also available to support carers in their caring role.

What do we do?

We provide support and care to anyone who is a carer of a person who is frail, aged, has a disability, chronic illness or mental illness. A carer can be a family member, close friend or neighbour.

Respite care enables carers to have a break from their caring role to attend appointments, go shopping, socialise or have 'time out'. Respite care is available for short-term, occasional or emergency breaks.

We aim to:

Provide support and information to carers:

  • Assist with planning respite, which maximizes the benefits to the carer and the person being cared for
  • Maintain the quality of life for the carer, the person being cared for and their family
  • Link carers with local support services and support groups
  • Enable carers to continue in their caring role
  • Contribute to a better understanding of the importance of the carer and the significance of the caring role

How can you access this service?

Please call our Duty Worker to discuss your circumstances and how to access respite care.

Duty Worker: 1800 059 059

Weekdays 9:00am-5:00pm

A waiting list may apply

Ballarat

Location

907 Market Street
Ballarat VIC 3350

Phone

1800 059 059

Opening Hours

9:00am-5:00pm Weekdays

Fax

03 5333 7141

Email

carers@bhs.org.au

Phone

1800 059 059

Stawell

Location

40 - 44 Wimmera Street
Stawell VIC 3380

Phone

03 5358 3700

Fax

03 5358 4113

Phone

1800 059 059

Horsham

Location

Wimmera Health Care Group, Baillie Street
Horsham VIC 3400

Phone

03 5381 9336

Fax

03 5381 9120

Phone

1800 059 059

Have something to tell us? We welcome all feedback from patients, family members or carers. Tell us more.