Disability and Carer Services
Commonwealth Respite and Carelink Centres –Free information about community aged care, disability and other services for carers. The program also provides emergency or crisis respite for carers who are caring for a person who has a disability, chronic illness, mental illness, frail aged or with dementia.
Young Carers – Support for young carers up to age 26 who are at risk of leaving secondary education because of their caring responsibilities.
Mental Health Respite – Respite care for carers of people with severe mental illness/psychiatric disability.
Support Co-ordination for Older Parent Carers –Support for older parent carers over the age of 60 (over the age of 45 if Indigenous carers) who are caring for a son or daughter who has a disability. Nepean, Cumberland, Inner West and South West Sydney.
Compacks – A case management service for people being discharged from hospital and require two or more community support services. Penrith and Hawkesbury
Brokerage Options – This service provides case management for people with a disability to access community care and other community services.
Community Options – A case management service for people with a disability and the frail aged who have complex care needs that cannot be met by existing community care services without case management. Penrith, Hawkesbury,
Respite Options – A flexible package of respite care provided for people with a disability living with a carer.
Westlink Respite Services – A range of respite services for carers who have a child with a disability.
WHIRLS (Westlink Head Injury Recreation & Leisure Service) - A social and recreation group for adults aged 18 – 65 with an acquired brain injury.