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?

Anyone caring for a family or friend with a disability or mental illness, or is frail, aged or has a chronic condition may be eligible for support. Call 1800 422 737 or visit carergateway.gov.au.

Victorian Carer Gateway

The Carer Gateway offers free, early intervention support to carers.

Carers can access over-the-phone and in-person support including:

  • coaching
  • counselling
  • peer support
  • information and advice
  • online groups and courses
  • crisis and emergency support

Anyone caring for a family or friend with a disability or mental illness, or is frail, aged or has a chronic condition may be eligible for support. Call 1800 422 737 or visit carergateway.gov.au.

Ballarat

Location

23 wetlands Drive
Mount Helen VIC 3350

Phone

03 5333 7104

Opening Hours

9:00am-5:00pm Weekdays

Fax

03 5333 7141

Email

carers@bhs.org.au

Stawell

Location

8- 22 Patrick Street
Stawell VIC 3380

Phone

03 5358 7400

Fax

03 5358 4113

Horsham

Location

Wimmera Health Care Group, Baillie Street
Horsham VIC 3400

Phone

03 5381 9336

Fax

03 5381 9120

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