The Care Coordinator can advise you of the process for accessing residential respite and assist you in finding a short-term place in a Residential Aged Care Centre for the person you care for. This form of respite requires an assessment by the Aged Care Assessment Team (ACAT).
Aged Care Facility Bed Bookings
Our centre manages the respite bed bookings system at several aged care facilities across the region. This process enables carers to access regular respite or to plan holidays in advance.
Many young people look after a parent or family member who requires extra assistance at home due to disability, dementia, mental illness, chronic illness or because they are frail aged. This program is designed to support students up to the age of 18 years who are at risk of prematurely leaving secondary education because of their caring responsibilities.
National Respite for Carers
This program supports and maintains caring relationships between carers and the person they are caring for by facilitating access to emergency and short-term respite, along with information and referral.
Mental Health Respite: Carer Support
Provides a range of flexible support options for families and carers of people with mental illness. The aim of this service is to support carers to sustain their caring roles and improve their health and wellbeing through social and economic participation in the community. We can also assist the person being bared for under the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS).
Respite Support for Young People with Severe or Profound Disability
This service provides short-term and emergency respite to carers of a young person with a disability aged up to 30 years who is not in receipt of an NDIS package.
Dementia Education and Training for Carers.
Provides education and training for those caring for a person with dementia.
The Haven Project provides support for carers of people with a mental illness or autism in the Macarthur, Wollondilly and Wingecarribee local government areas.
A consortium of five organisations – Anglicare, BCD Community Care, Community Links Wollondilly, The Disability Trust and Macarthur Disability Services – The Haven Project brings together decades of experience and understanding of carer needs. The support provided includes:
- linking with NDIS providers and support coordinators
- support groups and wellness activities
- information and referrals
- education, workshops and events.
Contact us on 4621 6650 or email [email protected]